07
MAY
2014

Meteor Storm Alert: New May Meteor Shower Set to Light Up Night Sky

On 24 May 2014 a new meteor shower is predicted to light up northern hemisphere night skies. As many as 300 meteors per hour are set to streak across the sky in what could be a short-lived one-off meteor storm when Earth passes through the debris stream left over by Comet 209P/LINEAR.
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06
MAY
2014

Catch Elusive Mercury in the Evening Sky this May

May 2014 is our best opportunity of the year to catch a glimpse of the tiny planet Mercury. From 8th May to the end of the month look to the WNW between 300 – 310 degrees on your compass some 45 minutes after sunset. Hovering only 5 – 10 degrees above your horizon you shou
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02
MAY
2014

Exmoor Stargazing Event on 17 May 2014

Dark Sky Telescope Hire in association with Exmoor National Park Authority are running an Exmoor Stargazing Event on Saturday 17th May 2014. Weather permitting, we will be at the County Gate Car Park off the A39 between Lynmouth and Porlock (grid reference SS 79326 48628) from 10pm un
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01
MAY
2014

Chase Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS through Ursa Major in May 2014

Comet C/2012 K1 PanSTARRS is high overhead in the constellation of Ursa Major and Canes Venatici during May 2014. Observable only in telescopes of 6-inch aperture and larger, the comet is quite faint at magnitude +9, but is starting to develop a visual tail. As it is high up in the sk
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01
MAY
2014

Find Saturn and Mars in the May Night Sky

Saturn and Mars are both visible in the May night sky this year from the UK. They are easy to find with the naked eye, both planets appearing as bright coloured ‘stars’ when looking towards the south on clear evenings. Mars shines the brighter of the two planets. You’
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18
FEB
2014

Find Mars and Saturn in the February Morning Sky

Enlarged view of Mars through our 8.5″ Telescope in 2012 Mars and Saturn are well-placed for viewing in the early hours of February and March mornings. Look to the south between 4am – 5am in February and early March to see both planets at their highest. Mars appears as a b
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