21
SEP
2016

See the Tiangong-1 Chinese Space Station over the UK before it falls to Earth

Media reports are emerging this week that the Tiangong-1 Chinese Space Station launched in 2011 is likely to crash back to Earth sometime in 2017. Speaking at the successful launch of its successor,Tiangong-2, on 15 September China’s space authorities indicated that the 8.5-tonn
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19
SEP
2016

Watch Red Mars Buzz the Stars of Sagittarius

Autumn 2016 sees Mars mingle with the stars of Sagittarius. It’s a six-week event that is easy to track night by night with the naked eye or binoculars. You’ll need a clear horizon down towards your south to get the best view, and you’ll need to be out as soon as it
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18
SEP
2016

Last Chance to See Saturn in the Autumn Sky for 2016

September and October 2016 give us a final opportunity to see Saturn in the evening sky this year. As night falls across the UK the ringed planet is found low to the south-west horizon as a bright star-like object to the naked eye, almost forming a short horizontal line across the sky
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