Archive For The “Night Sky” Category

November Night Sky

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November Night Sky

You can download our night sky guide for November. The month sees the return of frosts and clear still skies but most importantly the return of darker more accessible skies. There are a couple of meteor showers and three planets are easily accessible: Uranus, Neptune and Mars. You can download your copy here.

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October Night Sky

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October Night Sky

October brings us darker skies and more importantly it brings them earlier; especially with the clocks moving from British Summer Time back to Universal Time at the end of the month. Our stargazers guide is intended to help you get out and looking up. This month promises the opposition of Uranus and a close-ish encounter…

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September Night Sky

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September Night Sky

Early September benefits from 5 easily visible planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) and 2 requiring a little more experience to find (Uranus and Neptune). You’ll catch Mercury, Neptune and Uranus in the morning sky and the remainder in the evening. The Vernal Equinox on 23rd Sept means nights will be longer than days so it’s…

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August Night Sky

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August Night Sky

The big treat this month has to be the Perseid Meteor shower which is best observed after midnight and peaks between 11th and 12th August each year. The Moon is New this year and so lots of meteors should be visible, perhaps 30 or up to 60 per hour. This most notable grouping of stars…

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July Night Sky

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July Night Sky

Our monthly update of the night sky is now available for July. You can download it here or pick up your own paper copy at one of our events. So what’s so amazing in July? It has to be Mars. The red planet, as it is known, takes under 2 Earth years (686 Earth days)…

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