12
APR
2014

2014 Lyrids Meteor Shower Best Viewed After Dark on 22nd April in UK Skies

This year’s Lyrids Meteor Shower reaches its peak of activity on 22nd April 2014. Exact timings are difficult to predict, but meteor forecasters expect the highest rates of shooting stars to occur some time between 11am to 10pm British Summer Time on April 22nd. This means that
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05
APR
2014

Dates and Times to See the ISS over the UK in April 2014

The International Space Station (ISS) begins a two-week series of evening passes over the UK on Sunday 6th April. For the first few days until about April 9th the ISS will be difficult to see as it’ll be low down towards the southern horizon, and visible only for a short amount
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03
APR
2014

No Lunar Eclipse for the UK on 15th April 2014

A total lunar eclipse is taking place across North America, South America and the Pacific Ocean on 15th April 2014. Sadly for the UK and Europe the Moon will have set over the south-western horizon and the Sun will be rising by the time the eclipse starts. Western Iceland and the extr
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01
APR
2014

See Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Storm System this April

Jupiter continues to outshine all of the stars in the northern hemisphere evening sky this April. It’s easy to find, appearing as a bright white beacon of star-like light to the naked eye, high up towards the west as darkness falls. A small telescope at low magnification is all
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12
MAR
2014

See Mars at its Best in March and April 2014

Mars rises to prominence in the evening sky during March and April 2014. The Red Planet is drawing ever-closer to Earth as we move through March, reaching opposition to the Sun on 8th April 2014, and making its closest approach to Earth some six nights later on 14th April 2014. Its br
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18
FEB
2014

Find Mars and Saturn in the February Morning Sky

Enlarged view of Mars through our 8.5″ Telescope in 2012 Mars and Saturn are well-placed for viewing in the early hours of February and March mornings. Look to the south between 4am – 5am in February and early March to see both planets at their highest. Mars appears as a b
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