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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27
JUL
2015

Exmoor Amateur Astronomers Wanted

Are you an amateur astronomer in the Exmoor area, or do you live close by in Devon or Somerset? If so we could really do with your help. At Dark Sky Telescope Hire we work with Exmoor National Park Authority to promote Exmoor’s International Dark Sky Reserve. Part of what we do
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04
JUL
2015

See the 31 July 2015 Blue Moon from the UK

On 31 July 2015 the UK will see a Blue Moon rise over the south-eastern horizon at about 8:45pm. According to modern folklore a Blue Moon is the second full moon in a calendar month. On the night of 1-2 July 2015 we had our first full moon for this July, known as the Hay Moon. The sec
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