December is a great month for stargazing, with dark, crisp nights providing a perfect backdrop to the Geminids, the ISS and glorious starry skies. Isn’t it time you stopped and looked up? Continue reading
September sees the nights get darker earlier and earlier which is great news for stargazers! The September or autumnal equinox occurs in Glasgow, Scotland on at 09.22 on 23rd September 2015. This is one of two points in the year (the other is in March) when the Sun shines directly … Continue reading
Things are looking up for stargazers as we start edging into the darker nights of August which should (if the weather falls in our favour) provide greater opportunity to spot stars and planets. It’s also a peak month for meteor watching as the Perseids stream into our atmosphere for our annual encounter with the remnants of comet, Swift-Tuttle.
March is an exciting month this year to marvel at the wonders of the sky both day and night.
With just 28 days in the month, make the most of them this February and take in as many opportunities as you can to gaze up at the wonders of the sky – both day and night! There’s a chance to spot three planets in the night sky at once (without … Continue reading
There’s one thing I love about winter, well two things really… I love the snow! But, I also love the intense colours of sunrise and sunset.
Happy New Year! Wondering what you can find when you look up to the sky this January 2015? Clear, cold winter nights provide an excellent opportunity for skygazing if you wrap up warm and get prepared. In this post, we’ll discover some of the top things to look out for if you cast your gaze upward this month.
It’s December, and alongside the festivities of the season you can enjoy the Geminids meteor show, the December solstice and (hopefully) some cracking dark nights that are just perfect for stargazing.
November, and the nights are dark and perfect for stargazing. So what is there to find in the sky overhead? Well, in this post there’s a few pointers to finding your way around the sky in November 2014.
In my hands is lunar sample #227 from NASA’s Lunar Petrographic Thin Section Set. Embedded in this transparent disc are 6 samples of rock and soil from the surface of our nearest natural satellite in space, the Moon, collected by the astronauts of the Apollo missions.