Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS) is breaking up. The comet was expected to become visible to the naked eye in May. Read more
A new comet discovered at the end of 2019 is likely to reach naked-eye brightness during May. Note: Please see this page for update on breakup of comet. Read more
The SPA holds regular Saturday meetings every three months in London.
Whatever your interests, we’ve a section to suit you. Get expert advice and send in your own observations.
Courses deferred until 2021
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) in mid May, 2020, at 22h UT (GMT).
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!
If you’re interested in astronomy, it stands to reason that you need a telescope, and the bigger the better.