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December Night Sky

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December Night Sky

December is such a busy month that we can hardly fit it all in; shopping, entertaining, present wrapping, parties and normal life/paying the bills. Why not make sure you spare a bit of time to relax and look up? The skies are dark and, with a few cold snaps, will give us clear crisp views…

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November Night Sky

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November Night Sky

November brings Autumn to a close and so ushers in the famous Winter constellations and colder, hopefully clearer, nights. British Summer Time is gone and replaced by Universal Time Coordinated/Greenwich Mean Time. Astronomical twilight ends at 18:35 at the beginning of the month and improves to 18:05 by the end. A similar improvement in mornings…

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October Night Sky

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October Night Sky

October is a good month for observing planets and you should be able to view 5 with binoculars or a small telescope. Just Mercury and Jupiter reaching conjunction on 9th and 26th respectively are hidden by the Sun. Get up early on Thursday 5th October if the weather is fine to see Mars and Venus…

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Great evening’s observing at Wellow

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Great evening’s observing at Wellow

Thursday night’s impromptu observing at Wellow, south of Bath was very successful. The cloud and rain from earlier in the day cleared up and as the high cloud cleared a good autumnal vista opened above us. Wellow is not the darkest of sights due to proximity of Bath light pollution and local residents ‘security’ lighting…

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September Night Sky

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September Night Sky

The total solar eclipse hunters have now returned to the UK full of wonderful descriptions and plans to be in Chile in July 2019 for the next one; enough time to wash your socks and learn Spanish. September is the month we say goodbye to Cassini. Having dropped off Huygens on Titan all those years…

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