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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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Measuring the Universe

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Measuring the Universe

From the Local Group through to the Hubble Flow. A talk by Abi Chown, from the University of Bath. Thursday 28th February at 7:30pm at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street. To us on Earth, the night sky looks two dimensional. We can see a beautiful blanket of stars above us and…

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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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January Night Sky

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January Night Sky

This month there are many treats to have you put on your warm clothes and pop outside and look up. One of the most prolific meteor showers is with us on 4th January, the Quadrantids. This year the Moon is approaching its New phase and so there is no additional light to smother fainter trails…

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December Night Sky

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December Night Sky

With the longest night fast approaching and the Autumn weather behind us (hopefully), it’s a great time to unbox your woollens and go outside and look up. This month offers the promise a comet, 46P/Wirtanen, that should be visible in binoculars and if you know where to look, perhaps with the naked eye. It’s position…

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