19
AUG
2015

Saturn and a Half Moon in the Sky on Saturday 22 August

This Saturday 22 August sky watchers across Europe will be treated to a spectacular view of a half moon cast in the evening sky very close to Saturn. From the UK the event is best seen at dusk when Saturn and the moon are at their closest point. Look to your south-west for Saturday
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19
AUG
2015

How to Find the Distant Planet Uranus with a Telescope

Uranus is the seventh most distant planet from the sun in our solar system. In late summer 2015 it lurks in the constellation of Pisces, part way between the stars Zeta Pisces and 88 Pisces. To the naked eye Uranus appears as a very dim star-like object right on the limit of visibilit
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05
AUG
2015

See Saturn with a Telescope in August 2015

Saturn is well-placed to view through a telescope in the evening sky this August. From the UK it is easy to find. Look for a bright star-like object with the naked eye low down in the south-western part of the sky as darkness falls. Saturn shines pale yellow and is the brightest objec
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28
JUL
2015

Watch the 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower in August from the UK

The 2015 Perseids Meteor Shower is already well under way. UK observers reported the first few shooting stars from the Perseids radiating out from beneath the giant ‘W’ constellation of Cassiopeia on 19 July. Right now, as we approach the end of July, Perseids meteor activ
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27
JUL
2015

See the International Space Station Over UK Evening Skies in August 2015

August 2015 sees the International Space Station (ISS) appear once again in the evening skies above the UK. The action begins at 11:24pm on Friday 31 July with the first passage of the ISS over the UK in the evening sky since June. Look for a bright white light sailing silently overhe
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