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Night sky highlights - April 2020

31 March 2020

Discover what to see in the sky during April 2020, including the Lyrids meteor shower.

Night sky highlights - March 2020

17 February 2020

Discover what to see in the sky during March 2020, including the full moon supermoon.

Night sky highlights - February 2020

28 January 2020
Discover what to see in the sky during February 2020, including the Winter Hexagon. By Patricia Skelton, Astronomy Education Officer (Details given are for London and may...

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...

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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.

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