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13 January 2008
The 27-metre diameter asteroid 2008 AF3 will tonight pass by the Earth as close as the Moon (see its orbit here). In fact, it is passing so close that you can see it for...
7 January 2008
The Orion Nebula is a wonderful sight, in binoculars or a telescope - but it is often difficult to compare what you see with your own eyes through a telescope with...
3 January 2008
A recently discovered asteroid, which passed close to the Earth in November, may strike Mars on 30 January 2008. Asteroid 2007 WD5 will pass very close to Mars at the end of...
2 January 2008
The main highlights for this month are Orion, Mars and Saturn. There is lots to see in Orion, which is visible around the South throughout the evening (click on the map to...
27 December 2007
On New Year's day, Comet Tuttle will be closest to the Earth, a mere 25 million miles away, and also at its brightest. The comet will just be visible to the unaided eye, so...
22 December 2007
Happy solstice to all our readers! The winter solstice this year occurs at 6am, on 22 December, 2007. That is the time when the Earth's North pole is pointing directly away...
13 December 2007
On the night of the 13 December, and the morning of the 14 December, the Geminid shooting star shower reaches its peak. The Earth will be ploughing through a stream of debris...
13 December 2007
Comet Holmes now appears almost twice the diameter of the full Moon in the night sky. To see the latest images, see the gallery at Spaceweather.com. Because the comet is so...
11 December 2007
New dates are available for our evening observing events.

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