Read our monthly astronomy guides, find top tips to sighting astronomical events, and check key dates for everything from full moons to meteor showers.
What actually is a meteor shower?
Learn the difference between meteors, meteorites, asteroids and comets
Night sky highlights
Expert guides to some of the most spectacular astronomical events visible from the UK
Deepen your knowledge of the universe
Astronomy photography guides
Learn from the experts about how to take the perfect astronomy photograph
Watch live telescope footage
Stream the wonders of the solar system live with astronomers from the Royal Observatory.
Our Space Live astronomy events include live broadcasts from the Observatory's state-of-the-art Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope, and expert commentary from our team of astronomers.