Exclusive to members – Popular Astronomy
The November–December 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!
It may be the butt of jokes, but right now is a great time to look for the planet Uranus as it’s well-placed in the sky. But although the seventh planet from the Sun is four times the diameter of Earth and is just visible to the naked eye under good conditions, it looks like just another faint star so it takes some finding. Here’s our quick guide to spotting it in autumn 2022.
There will be a partial eclipse of the Sun visible from the whole of the UK on the morning of Tuesday, 25 October 2022. But while it’s easy to view it safely, you need to be prepared in advance, so get your act together now!
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) this month, at 20h UT (GMT).
The SPA runs an annual weekend course where members can observe and learn together.
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 do before you can make the plunge. There is a bewildering range of instruments available, but the good news is…
Whatever your interests, we’ve a section to suit you. Get expert advice and send in your own observations.
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 a few tips and tricks, you’ll soon start to tell your Aries from your Aldebaran. The first step is to look at…
The SPA usually holds regular Saturday meetings every three months in London.