Popular Astronomy

Join the SPA Now

Moon Today

The phase of the moon for today. Updates every 4 hours
Courtesy U.S.N.O.

Sky Tonight

See how the sky will look tonight with our Sky Chart

Popular Astronomy

Popular Astronomy Magazine - Mar-Apr 2014
See what's in the Mar-Apr 2014 edition of 'Popular Astronomy' magazine. Click the cover to find out.

Follow popastro on Twitter 

Historic encounter for Vesta and Ceres

Welcome to our Universe! 

The SPA is for everyone. Whether you're young or old, a beginner or an experienced skywatcher, there’s something for you. We aim to make stargazing fun!
Take a look round our site for inspiration about how the SPA can help you with your own astronomy.
Click the video, right, to hear why Brian Cox recommends you join Britain's brightest astronomical society! 

Brian Cox recommends the SPA

Patrick Moore


About the SPA



Thu, 17 Apr 2014   - Historic encounter for Vesta and Ceres

Sun, 06 Apr 2014   - Mars comes close

Fri, 14 Mar 2014   - Jupiter rides high tonight