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
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.
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.
Thinking of taking advantage of the dark skies now that it’s November? Great! Get out there and gaze upwards – how many of the millions of stars will you be able to see?
October already and stargazers will be chomping at the bit to get out and view the night sky as it gets darker earlier.
Be sure to look up this August for one of the highlight’s of the astronomy calendar.
The annual Perseids meteor shower helps make August a fabulous month for skygazing!
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.
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…
This March gives sky watchers lot’s to look for including the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.