22
DEC
2015

Get Ready for the Spectacular Quadrantids Meteor Shower in January 2016

The 2016 Quadrantids Meteor Shower is set to offer sky watchers a spectacular show of shooting stars this January. Meteor forecasters are predicting a peak in Quadrantids activity on the evening of 3 January 2016 and into the early hours of 4 January 2016 when up to 120 shooting stars
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22
DEC
2015

Find Comet Catalina C/2013 US10 Near Arcturus on New Years Day 2016

Comet Catalina US10 makes a close approach to the bright star Arcturus on New Years Day 2016. This icy visitor from the outer edges of our solar system is best seen from the UK in the early morning sky between 20 December 2015 and early January 2016. 5am is a good time to view. Comet
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06
DEC
2015

See Three Planets and a Comet on Christmas Morning 2015

Christmas morning 2015 offers a spectacular three-planet gathering over the UK and Europe ahead of sunrise, and a comet too. Look to your south and south-east at between 6am to 7am on December 25th and you’ll see three bright lights shining among the stars in the sky. Venus is b
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05
DEC
2015

See Jupiter in a Telescope After Midnight in December 2015

December 2015 sees Jupiter perfectly placed for viewing in a telescope after midnight. At the start of the month Jupiter climbs above the eastern horizon in the UK at just after midnight. Look for a bright star-like object due east at about 1am low down towards the horizon. This will
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23
NOV
2015

Stargazing at Dunster By Candlelight 2015

Dark Sky Telescope Hire in association with West Withy Farm are to once again provide a stargazing experience for visitors to Dunster by Candlelight in December 2015. Telescopes will be set up in Dunster Village Gardens on the evening of Saturday 5 December 2015, weather permitting. S
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22
NOV
2015

December 2015 Dates and Times for the International Space Station over the UK

December 2015 sees the International Space Station (ISS) return to the UK’s evening skies. Best dates and times to see the space station sail silently overhead from the UK are between 9 December 2015 and 23 December 2015. The show starts in earnest at 5:36pm on Wednesday 9 Decem
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11
NOV
2015

Enjoy the November 2015 Leonids Meteor Shower from your Back Garden

The November 2015 Leonids Meteor Shower is already underway. UK meteor watchers noted initial activity from the shower as early as Sunday 8 November this year. Despite cloudy conditions dominating UK night time skies through this past week, we’ve not missed the best of the Leoni
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11
NOV
2015

See the International Space Station Ahead of Sunrise in November 2015

November 2015 sees the International Space Station (ISS) visible in the early morning sky ahead of sunrise. Look for a bright white light moving at a steady pace from west to east against the growing dawn light. It won’t flash or make a noise and it will be very bright – a
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18
OCT
2015

How to Find the Kepler Alien Megastructure Star KIC 8462852 in a Small Telescope

Can you help unravel the mystery of KIC 8462852? Just in case you’ve been marooned on Mars these past few weeks, KIC 8462852 is the Kepler Alien Megastructure Star – a star for which newly-announced Kepler data analysis raises the prospect of something very large of unknow
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09
OCT
2015

Watch Venus, Jupiter and Mars Dance on the Eastern Horizon this October

October 2015 sees three bright planets perform an elaborate dance over the eastern horizon ahead of sunrise. Venus, Jupiter and Mars all jostle for position in the morning sky, forming lines and triangle patterns as they subtly shift relative to each other throughout the month, and in
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