18
AUG
2016

Saturn, Mars and Antares Line Up in the August Evening Sky

24 August 2016 sees a rare alignment of Saturn, Mars and the red supergiant Antares in the evening sky above the UK and Europe. Look low towards your south-west as darkness falls for three bright points of light in a short vertical line down towards the horizon. All three objects are
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05
AUG
2016

See the International Space Station Over the UK in August 2016

The International Space Station (ISS) is back in the evening sky over the UK in early August. Last night, 4 August 2016, I ran a stargazing experience night in Dorset. We watched the Space Station sail silently overhead twice during the evening. The ISS is very easy to identify. It sh
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02
AUG
2016

Perseids Meteor Shower 2016 Could Be Meteor Storm

The 2016 Perseids meteor shower is shaping up to be one of the most spectacular in living memory. Astronomers are predicting an uptick in meteor activity that could see Zenith Hourly Rates (ZHRs) reach a staggering 150 – 170 meteors per hour during the peak nights of 11 –
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