Did this pioneering astronomer invent and use a telescope for the first time?
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
A 50-year old ‘podcast’ has now returned to the airwaves with an updated twist and exciting new content
The amateur astronomer who discovered Pluto and visited the dwarf planet after his death
Find out why the hottest planet in the Solar System is so bright in our night sky.
The second largest telescope of a new range proves to be a reliable starter instrument at a budget price
What caused the rotation of galaxies, and do they all do it?
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
Read on to learn more about the peculiar life of the last great naked eye astronomer
On this day in 1868 an unsung astronomer, who helped to discover our place in the universe, was born
Where are the stars in various constellations located?
Good things come in small packages, and this Maksutov-Cassegrain is a testament to that exactly
Megan Whewell from the National Space Centre answers this question for us.
Analysis of over 800 galaxies shows that there is a relationship between a galaxy’s age and size
How one of the world’s greatest astronomers shaped our understanding of the universe
We found out which telescope holds the world record for being the biggest
Passionate about the universe? Then check out our guide to buying the best instrument for observing it
Courtesy of a Very Large Telescope instrument, there has now been an influx of fantastic images unmasking the dusty discs that surround young stars
Being our next-door neighbour, can we grab stunning views of the surface of Venus?
Venus remains the star of the evening skies, while Saturn and Mars keep close company in the morning