10
APR
2016

See Mercury at its best in the UK Evening Sky in April 2016

Mercury makes a fleeting appearance in the UK evening sky during April 2016. We have a two-week window from Monday 11 April to Monday 25 April to catch this elusive planet in the late evening twilight low over the western horizon. Monday 18 April 2016 sees Mercury at its highest point
Continue Reading →
07
APR
2016

See Jupiter in a Telescope in April 2016

Jupiter shines as a bright beacon of white light high up towards the south on April evenings this year. It is easy to spot in the constellation of Leo as it is brighter than any of the stars in the evening sky. At the start of April 2016 Jupiter is 676 million kilometres from Earth. B
Continue Reading →
28
MAR
2016

Best Dates and Times to See the International Space Station from the UK in April 2016

April 2016 sees the International Space Station (ISS) return to evening skies above the UK. Watch Major Tim Peake and his five compatriots aboard the space station sail silently overhead each April evening from Friday 1 April until Thursday 14 April 2016. Best dates and times to see t
Continue Reading →
27
MAR
2016

Watch Comet 252P/LINEAR 2016 Emerge in the Morning Sky

Are you ready for a surprise bright comet to emerge in the morning sky over the UK? Comet 252P/LINEAR 2016 has defied astronomers’ predictions with an outburst in activity this March and is many times brighter than expected. On the night of 21-22 March 2016 this huge chunk of di
Continue Reading →