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
Watch the sky from Glasgow or elsewhere in the UK and you might catch a glimpse of the Summer Triangle, Scorpius and its brightest star, Antares or closer to Earth, eerie yet captivating Noctilucent clouds.
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.
The passage of Venus across the Sun, as viewed from the Earth, was spectacular!
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.
The month of May brings with it increasingly longer hours of daylight which does make stargazing more tricky and for the real night owls amongst us who are prepared to stay up into the wee small hours; but there’s always something in the sky to more than justify the effort to look up regularly.
Last observed in 2004, the transit of the planet Venus will be one of, if not, the, astronomy event of 2012.
This March gives sky watchers lot’s to look for including the planetary conjunction of Jupiter and Venus.
2012 is a leap year which means an extra day’s stargazing in February!