He made reflecting telescopes, and he made them well. Meet James Short. Then more free learning across the day.
30 Aug 2016
Whether you are a keen astronomer or new to stargazing, we have some helpful tools to help you start searching the...
07 May 2015
In celebration of the Hubble Space Telescope’s 25th anniversary.
23 Apr 2015
By Dr Ben Dryer
Gaia is about to start taking photos of the Milky Way - and adding to our understanding of our universe in new ways.
12 Mar 2014
How do lenses and mirrors change the path of light - and what effect do their shapes have?
10 Mar 2011
Professor Russell Stannard explores what kind of universe we live in and what caused the Big Bang.
25 Feb 2010
Get to grips with dark matter - and find out why actually getting to grips with dark matter is impossible
21 Sep 2009
As the Hubble Space Telescope undergoes a service, Andrew Morris marvels at the technology behind taking photographs...
15 May 2009
The Open University's Space Safari project - which allows schools to explore the Solar System online - has sent Jonti...
10 Mar 2008
24 Sep 2007