This month provides a lively meteor shower, a total lunar eclipse, and a conjunction of the planets, as well as the usual array of wonderful astronomical sights that spring brings.
With the planets lining up in our early morning skies, the return of the core of our Milky Way Galaxy, and the Lyrids meteor shower towards the end of the month, April can be a great time to enjoy the …
Although March sees the start of meteorological spring, it’s still a wonderful time to see the winter constellations.
Our February night skies host some of the most distinctive and spectacular constellations, so wrap up warm and make the most of any clear nights that come around!
2022 brings a host of exciting astronomical events and the long winter nights provide an excellent chance to spend some time under the stars.
December brings the shortest day and longest night of the year – and with more than 16 hours of darkness, it’s the perfect time for some stargazing!
The night-time temperatures have dropped noticeably in recent days, but don’t let that deter you from venturing out to look at the stars!
Having passed the equinox last month, there is now more night-time than daylight, perfect for a night of stargazing!
NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has performed amazingly well on Mars, successfully completing its eleventh flight last month, scouting out the terrain that the Perseverance Rover will traverse across Jezero crater. The rover, which touched down on Mars in February, is preparing …
If you’ve been thinking about trying a night of star-gazing, August is the perfect month to try.
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