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Night sky observing highlights – October 2015

This month’s highlights include planetary conjunctions and the Orionid meteor shower. (All times given are for London and will vary for other parts of the UK.) 2 October – after 22.00 look towards the waning gibbous Moon low in the east, and then look for the orange star Aldebaran in the constellation Taurus which will…

Night sky observing highlights – September 2015

This month’s main highlight is a lunar eclipse on 28 September, and there are also planets, meteors and an asteroid to look out for. Let’s hope for some clear skies! (All times given are for London, BST, and may vary for other parts of the UK.) 1 Sept – try to…

Night sky highlights – August 2015

This month’s night sky highlight is the spectacular annual Perseids meteor shower, and there’s plenty else to look out for as well. (Times given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK.) 5 August – try finding Uranus next to the Moon after midnight in the eastern…

Night sky observing highlights – July 2015

There’s always plenty to see in the night (and daytime) sky, and this month we’ve got meteors, conjunctions and a few particular stars and planets to look out for. The Jupiter/Venus conjunction has been keeping sky-watchers happy for the first few days of July – you can see some more pictures…