BBC Sky at Night Magazine provides thousands of readers who want to know more about the Universe with a hands-on guide to astronomy.
With articles from the world’s leading astronomers and writers, the magazine features insightful comment and analysis from those at the forefront of this ever-expanding science, and offers articles covering the latest discoveries in astrophysics, cosmology and planetary science.
Also included in every issue are practical astronomical observing guides and equipment reviews of telescopes, software and accessories, helping readers to find the best objects in the night sky and to achieve the best possible views and images of them.
BBC Sky at Night Magazine's mix of practical observing expertise, hands-on equipment advice, space science and spaceflight makes the title a must for those who want to be inspired when looking up at the stars, and gain a better understanding of the workings of the cosmos.
- First Issue: September 2010
- Latest Issue: January 2022
- Issue Count: 136
- Published: Monthly
- ISSN: 2514-3352
Launched in 2005, BBC Sky at Night Magazine offers readers a way of getting more out of the monthly BBC Four TV programme, The Sky at Night.
In recent years the magazine has covered major astronomical developments such as:
- The growing number of exoplanetary discoveries
- The characterisation of Mars’s watery past, and the on-going search for life on the Red Planet
- The successful fly-by of dwarf planet Pluto by the New Horizons probe
- The deep-space rendezvous of the Rosetta probe and its Philae lander with the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
- The launch of Solar System missions such as Juno to observe Jupiter and Dawn
- The development of cutting-edge professional telescopes across the globe
- The rise of ‘citizen science’
- The increased understanding of the large scale structure and history of the Universe