How do we measure the brightness of objects in the night sky?
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.
The life and work of one of the world’s greatest scientific minds
Find out why the hottest planet in the Solar System is so bright in our night sky.
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
Where are the stars in various constellations located?
Megan Whewell from the National Space Centre answers this question for us.
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
China’s first-ever space laboratory has been predicted to fall to Earth as early as this week, according to Chinese space agency officials
ESA’s Integral space observatory spotted X-rays emitted from a unusual binary star system
Do gravitational waves suggest a bang at the end of the universe? Find out in the latest issue, available now from all good supermarkets and newsagents
On the 31 January 2018, three amazing astronomical phenomena will combine to create a majestic viewing opportunity
Get ready for the first meteor shower of 2018!
NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has imaged the intricate and energetic features within the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A
The supermassive object was observed just 680 million years after the Big Bang
Australia’s new radio telescope has revealed the complexity of the Small Magellanic Cloud’s structure
Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet 17 years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so large?
Supernovae traditionally occur once at the end of a star’s life, but this particular star has exhibited multiple supernovae over the last three years