30
JAN
2015

Follow Venus as the Western Evening Star in 2015

A Conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and the Moon by Neal Simpson Venus makes a stunning impact on our evening skyscape through the first seven months of 2015. You’ll see our closest planetary neighbour hanging over the western horizon as a dazzling bright white evening star shortly
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14
JAN
2015

Romantic Stargazing Experience Gifts for St Valentines 2015

Make St Valentine’s Day 2015 one to remember with a romantic stargazing experience gift. At Dark Sky Telescope Hire we run 1-hour and 2-hour private stargazing experiences for couples at romantic stargazing venues right across England and Wales. Fancy taking your loved one on an
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14
JAN
2015

Best Times to See the International Space Station over the UK in January 2015

The International Space Station (ISS) makes a series of passes over UK skies just ahead of sunrise in January 2015. Look for a solid bright white light moving at a constant speed across the sky from the western horizon towards the eastern horizon. It’ll be the brightest moving o
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07
JAN
2015

Find Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 in January 2015

Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 is now a bright telescope comet in the UK winter sky. Early January 2015 saw Comet Lovejoy Q2 climb up beneath the constellation of Orion. It is now heading higher into the evening sky through the constellation of Taurus and into Andromeda. On January 19th and
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04
JAN
2015

Science Communication & Astronomy Outreach Job on Exmoor

Dark Sky Telescope Hire are looking for a Science Communication & Astronomy Outreach person in the Exmoor / Devon / Somerset region to join the team as a self-employed Astronomer for Hire. Working under the Dark Sky Telescope Hire brand the job involves meeting with clients across
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03
JAN
2015

Jupiter Shines Bright in the East during January Evenings

Jupiter continues to shine as a beacon of bright white light towards the east this January. The giant planet starts 2015 in the constellation of Leo, rising above the ENE horizon by 8pm. Look for it with the naked eye. It is easy to find as it is the brightest star-like object that yo
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03
DEC
2014

Bright Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 Set to Light Up Christmas & the New Year

Christmas 2014 sees a new bright comet climb into UK skies. Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 is set to blaze a path up from the southern horizon in late December and early January 2015. The comet could be bright enough to be seen with the naked eye, and will surely look spectacular in binocula
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