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The phase of the moon for today. Updates every 4 hours
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Popular Astronomy Magazine - January-February 2017
See what's in the January-February 2017 edition of 'Popular Astronomy' magazine. Click the cover to find out.

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Vesta at its brightest


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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, 16 Jan 2017   - Vesta at its brightest

Tue, 10 Jan 2017   - Venus and Mars draw closer

Tue, 03 Jan 2017   - New Year Shooting Stars