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The phase of the moon for today. Updates every 4 hours
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Popular Astronomy Magazine - March–April 2015
See what's in the March–April 2015 edition of 'Popular Astronomy' magazine. Click the cover to find out.

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Where to see Comet Lovejoy


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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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Fri, 24 Apr 2015   - Where to see Comet Lovejoy

Tue, 21 Apr 2015   - A good night for shooting stars

Tue, 10 Mar 2015   - Mars encounters Uranus