August 2015 – Stargazing

The overhead night sky from Glasgow, UK at midnight on 14th August 2015. Made using Stellarium

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. Continue reading

May 2014 – Stargazing

The overhead night sky from Glasgow, UK at midnight on 14th May 2014. Made using Stellarium

Can you believe it’s May already!? Well, it is and even though the nights are lighter and shorter there’s still some stargazing to be done as the clouds part overhead. Or, if not at night – gaze up in wonder during the day at the patterns made by the clouds in the sky.

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Skywatching in July 2012

The constellations overhead from Glasgow, UK around midnight on 19 July 2012

July is a great time of year to watch the sky in the northern hemisphere. In this post, you can find out about the lunar phases, the planets, stars and some of the other things of interest in the sky this month.

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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…

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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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