About Derek Shirlaw

I'm passionate about science communication, social media, and my home country, Scotland. In particular, I have a real interest in astronomy, digital marketing, and the great outdoors.

Get outdoors and look into the sky at night this April

Looking South from Glasgow at midnight on 21st April 2012

Get outdoors this month on a clear night and you’ll see Saturn, the Lyrids and stars aplenty including those that make up the constellation of Virgo… Continue reading





Astronomy tools that are out of this world!

Photographic Sky Survey website

If you’re anything like me and intrigued by what lies beyond our planet then you’re going to love these tools that will stimulate your interest further and allow you to navigate the sky!





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Look to the sky this March for stars, planetary conjunctions and more!

Venus and Jupiter in conjunction.

This March gives sky watchers lot’s to look for including the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.





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