05
AUG
2015

See Saturn with a Telescope in August 2015

Saturn is well-placed to view through a telescope in the evening sky this August. From the UK it is easy to find. Look for a bright star-like object with the naked eye low down in the south-western part of the sky as darkness falls. Saturn shines pale yellow and is the brightest objec
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02
JUN
2015

Discover Saturn in June 2015

June 2015 is the perfect time to seek out majestic Saturn. The ringed planet is an easy target this month, lurking down towards the southern horizon in the constellation of Scorpio. Look for a bright star-like object with the naked eye in this direction shining with a pale yellow ligh
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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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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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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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02
SEP
2014

Last Chance to See Saturn in the 2014 Evening Sky

September 2014 is our last chance this year to see Saturn in the evening sky. You’ll need to look low down to the south-west horizon as soon as it gets dark. To the naked eye Saturn appears as a pale yellow star no higher than +10 degrees above the horizon some 60 minutes after
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07
AUG
2014

Mars and Saturn in Two Close Encounters this August

Mars and Saturn are close to each other in the August evening sky this year. Look low to your south-west about an hour and a half after sunset to find two star-like objects about 10-degrees above the horizon. They’ll be the brightest stellar-like objects that you can see with th
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02
JUL
2014

How to View Saturn and Mars in July 2014

Saturn and Mars are easy to track down in the evening sky during July 2014. To the naked eye they look like two bright stars over in the south-western part of the sky as seen from the UK. Mars takes on an orange-red hue, while Saturn shines a pale yellow. Look for both planets in the
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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
MAR
2014

Watch the Moon and Saturn Conjunction on 21st March 2014

In the early hours of Friday 21st March 2014 the waning gibbous Moon draws in very close to Saturn in the post-midnight sky for a spectacular Moon-Saturn conjunction. Our Moon and Saturn will in fact appear so close together that you’ll be able to fit the Moon’s northern l
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