January 2015 – Stargazing

The overhead night sky from Glasgow, UK at midnight on 20th January 2015. Made using Stellarium

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. Continue reading





March 2013 is a time of change for skywatchers

The midnight sky on 11th March 2013 overhead from Glasgow, UK. Made using Stellarium. (Click to embiggen)

March skygazing will delight, captivate and on clear nights deliver great views of constellations and planets. The Sun continues to rise earlier each morning and set later each evening (albeit there’s a stutter when the clocks ‘spring’ forward overnight on the 30th into the 31st).





Continue reading

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.





Continue reading

Skywatching in June 2012 is more than just about the transit of Venus. Honest!

Transit of Venus - Venus completely over the sun

Get ready for the astronomy highlight of the year and a rare, almost once-in-a-lifetime event – the transit of Venus is a must-witness skywatching experience.





Continue reading

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