The nearest star to our Sun is a red dwarf but why is it a struggle to see it?
What is the longest-period comet we know about?
This determined astronomer changed our understanding of the Solar System
On 21 January skywatchers across many parts of the world will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon
The pioneer of the sky created the catalogue of deep sky objects.
We find out who’s the heftiest stellar family of them all
The life and work of one of the world’s greatest scientific minds
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We find out what you’d be able to see if you were a Martian stargazer
We find out what that magic amount is to keep a star alive
Is it possible to catch the Southern Hemisphere’s Magellanic Clouds at the furthest northern latitude?
Does the Milky Way block our view of stars in the night sky?
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
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?
Find out why the hottest planet in the Solar System is so bright in our night sky.
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