21
MAR
2015

Solar Eclipse Experience and Photos from Holkham Beach in Norfolk

Cool cloudy skies greeted North Norfolk at daybreak on Solar Eclipse Day Friday 20 March 2015. Would the cloud remain and spoil our solar eclipse experience, or would it break as predicted in the morning’s weather forecast? Arriving at Holkham Beach the omens were good. Shafts o
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09
MAR
2015

BBC Stargazing LIVE returns March 18th – March 20th 2015

BBC Stargazing LIVE is set for a return to our TV screens on March 18th 2015. The show is once again based at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, and will be co-hosted by Professor Brian Cox and Dara O’ Briain. The first episode kicks off on BBC Two at 8pm on Wednesday 18th March 2015. Gu
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09
MAR
2015

See Saturn and Its Rings after Midnight in March 2015

Majestic Saturn graces the night sky after midnight during March 2015. From the UK the ringed planet rises above the south-east horizon at around 1am local time. It arches up higher into the sky towards the south, and is best viewed at around 4am – 5am when it is +20 degrees up
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03
MAR
2015

Find Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 in Cassiopeia this March

March 2015 sees Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 play amongst the stars of Cassiopeia. The comet is now heading out of our solar system at nearly 2 million kilometres per night following its slingshot around the sun. We won’t see this comet again in our lifetimes, so now is the time to s
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03
MAR
2015

Jupiter Shines High in the Sky on March Nights

Jupiter continues to shine big and bright in the night sky during March 2015. To find the giant planet look high up to the south-east at around 7pm to 8pm for a bright white star-like object. Jupiter is obvious to the naked eye. It outshines all of the other stars in the night sky out
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01
MAR
2015

How to Safely View the 20th March Partial Solar Eclipse in the UK

On the morning of 20th March 2015 the UK and Europe will experience a partial solar eclipse. From the UK more than 80% of the sun will be covered by the moon’s disc, promising to reveal a spectacular crescent sun to those watching the eclipse between 8:30am and 10:30am UK time t
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07
FEB
2015

Track Green Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 from Andromeda to Cassiopeia

Comet Lovejoy Q2 sketch from the 10-Inch Skywatcher Dobsonian Have you ever seen a green comet? Now is your chance! Comet Lovejoy C/2014 Q2 glows a grey-green colour in binoculars and telescopes during February 2015 as it tracks its way from the constellation of Andromeda and into Cas
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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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