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Moon Today

The phase of the moon for today. Updates every 4 hours
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Sky Tonight


See how the sky will look tonight with our Sky Chart

Popular Astronomy

Popular Astronomy Magazine - July-August 2016
See what's in the July-August 2016 edition of 'Popular Astronomy' magazine. Click the cover to find out.

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Planets in the twilight


Special Jodrell Bank meeting on 17 September. Click here for details

A few places left for our weekend  course in November. Click here for details

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Welcome to our Universe! 

The SPA is for everyone. We've members of all ages and with different levels of experience. But we're especially focused on helping the beginner. So don't feel intimidated or worry that it's all over your head. 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. Don't just take our word for it. Click here to discover why Brian Cox recommends you join Britain's brightest astronomical society! 



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Mon, 25 Jul 2016   - Planets in the twilight

Sat, 11 Jun 2016   - New light pollution atlas

Sat, 04 Jun 2016   - Strange northern clouds