All About Space
Highlights this regular magazine devoted to space, space exploration and related technology.
Offers a personal view of astronomy, with reviews of this amateur's favourite telescopes and equipment.
Magazine designed for the advanced amateur astronomer. Includes magazine index, subscription information and details of forthcoming events.
Provides astronomical data for each month, together with a guide to the sky at night.
Astronomy Know How
Includes guides and articles for those hoping to get started in astronomy.
Official site of this popular UK astronomy magazine, offering online articles, sky charts, news and subscription information.
Providing an active discussion forum for keen astronomers.
Lancaster University's guide to a spectacular natural phenomenon, occasionally seen in the night sky over Britain. Includes an explanation, alerts, and contacts.
A Lancaster University project that monitors solar activity; offers a service to alert interested observers to the appearance of the Aurora Borealis (the Northern Lights).
BBC Sky at Night
Monthly magazine based on the popular TV programme; includes subscription details, and information about current and past issues.
Beagle 2 Project
Describes the British led effort to land on Mars, part of the European Space Agency's Mars Express Mission, launched in June 2003. Information about the science and technology background, the landing timeline, and last news.
Bristol Spaceplanes Limited
A company focused on spaceplane design, to realise low-cost access to space; includes a profile, details of their projects, and contacts.
British and Irish Meteorite Society (BIMS)
A group of meteorite researchers and amateur collectors. Includes a listing of meteorites that have fallen in Britain, background science, a forum, links, and contacts.
British Astronomical Association
The voice of amateur astronomy in the UK; information about membership, activities and projects, services, news, and publications.
British Interplanetary Society
Britain’s leading think tank on space development; offers membership information and details of current projects, including The BIS Lunar Spaceship, and Projects Daedalus and Icarus, both focusing on the design of interstellar probes.
Campaign for Dark Skies
Aims to preserve and restore the beauty of the night sky by campaigning against excessive, inefficient and irresponsible lighting; includes campaign materials, background on the issues, articles, and contacts.
Dark Sky Discovery
A network of national and local astronomy and environmental organisations provides a guide to places identified as great spots for stargazing - without light pollution.
Dark Sky Scotland
Champion's Scotland's areas of dark sky and runs a programme of amateur and educational astronomy events around Scotland. Includes information for schools and families and a downloadable beginners' booklet.
Earth and Space Foundation
Charity which provides funding for scientific studies in space exploration and environmental concerns. Includes art gallery and details of current and previous awards made.
An Oxford University project which invites members of the public to classify thousands of galaxies according to shape.
Galloway Dark Sky Park
The UK's first Dark Sky for astronomy and stargazing; includes a guide to download, events diary, tips and resources, and a collection of podcasts.
A meteorite collector based in London provides a library of articles and resources about the men and women who witnessed them, and about the rocks themselves.
International Year of Astronomy 2009
Features a calendar of events taking place across the UK to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. Also includes details of key projects, FAQ and funding information.
Contains information about this journal of the British Interplanetary Society.
A collection of resources about meteors and observing them; also includes news about predicted meteor showers, photo galleries, and advice on recording them.
An informal group of astronomers and radio enthusiasts with a special interest in meteor detection and radio astronomy. Describes their projects, with a calendar of meteor showers through the year.
The Monthly Skyguide
An online library of free star and constellation charts, and resources for the amateur astronomer; also available to download in PDF format.
BBC archives examine the legacy of the space race and look ahead to the future, when mankind might make that giant leap once again.
An enthusiastic collector specialising in meteorites which have fallen in the UK and Ireland; includes a library of articles, background science, and contacts.
Night Sky Hunter
Features beautiful night sky photography from the UK, plus astronomy news and information about aurora and comets.
Large refracting telescope with an accurate clock-driven equatorial mounting to follow a star in its diurnal motion across the sky.
Joint Tau Zero Foundation and British Interplanetary Society Initiative which aims to design a credible interstellar probe.
Royal Astronomical Society
The UK's leading professional body for astronomy and astrophysics, geophysics, and planetary sciences. Includes their support programmes, library and archives, education resources, and lecture schedule.
Sky at Night
Official site of this iconic astronomy and space TV programme presented by Sir Patrick Moore.
Society for the History of Astronomy
Membership society for astronomy historians; features news, outreach opportunities and details of current projects and special interest groups.
Offering a discussion forum for those interested in both space technology and amateur astronomy.
The Space Group
A specialist group of the Royal Aeronautical Society; information about membership, events, and news.
Dedicated to studying the threats to earth from collisions with asteroids and comets. Provides visitor information and news, plus a wealth of information on near earth objects. Located in Knighton, Powys, Wales.
Promotes Scotland as being the ideal location for the UK's first spaceport.
SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd)
Delivers small operational and commercial satellite missions; includes a company profile, with information about their products, services, and facilities.
The Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission
Describes UK involvement in NASA's Swift satellite with a Gamma-Ray Burst detector and X-ray and optical telescopes. Also includes data, details of how to access and use it, news, training, and contacts.
Built by T. Cooke & Sons of York & London in 1864, the achromatic doublet object glass has an aperture of 8 inches and a focal length of 114 inches (f/14).
Transit of Venus
Article from the Guardian explaining how to view the transit of Venus across the Sun's face on the 5-6th June 2012.
UK Astronomy Forum
Discussion board where UK based astronomers can talk and ask/answer questions.
UK Space Agency
Launched to bring all UK civil space activities under one management. Includes an overview of their programmes and the sector, with learning resources, publications, news, and contacts.
Home of Richard Branson's company, which plans to plans to provide sub-orbital spaceflights to the paying public; includes full details of the project with news, career opportunities and video.