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Night sky highlights - December 2019

2 December 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during December 2019, including the Geminids meteor shower.

Night sky highlights - November 2019

30 October 2019
Discover what to see in the night sky during November 2019, including the transit of Mercury. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London...
17 October 2019

Getting up ‘at the crack of dawn’ is not something enjoyed by many, but for some religions, dawn has a much larger significance. 

Night sky highlights - October 2019

28 September 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during October 2019, including the Orionids meteor shower.

Night sky highlights - September 2019

29 August 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during September 2019, including the Andromeda Galaxy.

Night sky highlights - August 2019

24 July 2019

Discover what to see in the night sky during August 2019, including the spectacular Perseid meteor shower.

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5 July 2019

The first thing that strikes you about Hugh Percy Wilkins’s Map of the Moon is the detail.

Night sky highlights - July 2019

28 June 2019

Find out what you can see in the night sky tonight, from a partial lunar eclipse on 16 July to the Delta Aquiariid meteor shower at the end of the month.

Night sky highlights - June 2019

30 May 2019
The best of astronomy this month:  Jupiter makes a grand return to the evening sky. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London and may...
19 April 2019
The best of astronomy this month: Catch the Eta Aquariid meteor shower on the 6th/7th of May. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London...

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