11
MAY
2015

International Space Station UK Dates and Times for May 2015

The International Space Station (ISS) can be seen from the UK during early mornings in the second half of May 2015. Look for a solid bright white light moving at an almost constant speed across the sky in a roughly easterly direction. The space station shines as bright as Jupiter, but
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10
MAY
2015

Jupiter GRS and Moon Shadow Transit Times for May 2015

Jupiter is well-placed for evening viewing in a telescope this May. At the start of the month the giant planet can be found shining brightly high up to the south-west at dusk. As the sky darkens so Jupiter drops lower and lower in the sky towards the western horizon, setting at around
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07
MAY
2015

Find Saturn in May 2015

Saturn is at its biggest and brightest in May 2015. It is easy to find from the UK. Look for a bright pale yellow ‘star’ low down towards the south-east during late evenings in May. You’ll find it slightly above and to the right of a curved line of 3 dimmer stars tha
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07
MAY
2015

Venus Swings By the Messier 35 Star Cluster

Binoculars, telescopes and cameras at the ready! For three nights in May Venus glides into the same field of view as the Messier 35 star cluster in the constellation of Gemini in what promises to be a spectacular celestial encounter. The brightest planet in our night sky is currently
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27
APR
2015

See Four Planets in One May Evening

The first two weeks of May 2015 offer us an excellent opportunity to see four of our solar system’s planets in one evening. First up is fleeting Mercury. The closest planet to the sun never rises high enough to be seen against a really dark sky. Instead we need to be looking out
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