Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

May Night Sky

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May Night Sky

The highlight of the month is Saturn and Jupiter straddling a line Due South just before dawn. Both are low in the sky but bright enough to be easily recognisable. Jupiter sits in the constellation missed from the traditional signs of the Zodiac, Ophiuchus; perhaps 13 signs would have been unlucky? Jupiter rises at midnight…

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March Night Sky

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March Night Sky

This month offers the morning Lark the best planetary observing but there is still lots for the night owls to see including Zodiacal Light and the opportunity to see as many of Charles Messier’s list of Not-a-Comet objects in the night sky visible from Europe. You can download your own copy of the monthly night…

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Messier Marathon – 9th March

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Messier Marathon – 9th March

Update 9th March 17:00 – Forecast 100% cloud cover so it will be a talk and a meet up only tonight. Unlikely to see stars unless you bang your head. Bath Astronomers are invited to join Wells and Mendip Astronomers and Tiverton and Mid Devon Astronomical Society at their joint Messier Marathon evening at Charterhouse…

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February Night Sky

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February Night Sky

Our monthly guide to looking up concentrates on the skies in February. We strive to make it a useful guide for astronomers and non-astronomers alike and we’ve a side for morning larks and one for evening owls. You can download a copy of the guide here.

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Getting to grips with the night sky

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Getting to grips with the night sky

The event is now fully booked. Wednesday 20th March 2019 from 7pm until 9pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, A talk on the night sky, how to get more involved in stargazing and ideas for enjoying astronomy. All are welcome from beginners upwards. It is intended to show you the simple science of the…

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