Exclusive to members – Popular Astronomy
The July–August issue of our bimonthly magazine is out now. It is packed with interesting articles, but you won’t find it in the shops! That’s because Popular Astronomy is available exclusively to members.
To get your own copy, plus all the other benefits of belonging to Britain’s brightest astronomical society, click here now to become a member of the SPA!
Midsummer skies are not ideal for stargazing as it doesn’t get dark until late in the UK. But this is the time of year when spectacular clouds can appear at the edge of space.
Update: 10 am, 16 May Cloudy conditions prevailed over much of the UK but here are a couple of photos sent to us by Michael Fullerton of Norwich: Michael reports:…
Everyone’s heard of it, and lots of people may think of it as ‘their’ constellation – Gemini, the Twins. It’s famous because it’s in the Zodiac, the path in the sky taken by the planets and indeed the Sun and Moon. In March 2022 there are no planets in Gemini, so its pattern of stars shows up clearly.
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) this month, at 22h UT (GMT).
If you’re interested in astronomy, it stands to reason that you need a telescope, and the bigger the better. But for most of us, there’s a lot of research to…
Whatever your interests, we’ve a section to suit you. Get expert advice and send in your own observations.
The SPA runs an annual weekend course where members can observe and learn together.
Learning the sky might seem tricky at first. There are so many stars, and unlike visiting a new town or city, the stars keep on moving around! But don’t give up! With…
The SPA usually holds regular Saturday meetings every three months in London, though these are currently being broadcast online instead due to the coronavirus.