A conjunction to remember

The Great Conjunction of 2020 – when Jupiter and Saturn were closer in the sky than at any time for nearly 400 years – has now taken place. Jupiter is now to the east of Saturn in the sky and is moving away from it daily, but you can still see the pair until the first week in January when they will start to get very low in evening twilight sky.

Why you should join the SPA . . . and Vicky’s latest live video!

Why YOU should join the SPA
Catch up with Vicky Video’s latest edition of our weekly Pop Astro Live!

Covid-19 and the SPA

SPA meetings and a new regular Facebook Live event, are being held online until further notice. Please check the meetings page for latest status of all events.

How to start stargazing

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…

Choosing a telescope

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…

Meetings and Events

The SPA usually holds regular Saturday meetings every three months in London, though these are currently being broadcast online instead due to the coronavirus.