Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

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

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 night skies above your head and…

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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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Total Lunar Eclipse

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Total Lunar Eclipse

In the early hours of Monday 21st January 2019 there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse visible from the UK… just. It begins at 02:36 UTC and ends at 07:48 UTC with a total duration of 5 hours and 12 minutes. The peak of totality is 05:12 UTC. By the end of the eclipse, the…

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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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