There’s a new comet on the block – Comet Leonard. It’s not bright, so you won’t see it without good equipment, but for the keen observers and photographers it’s looking promising in the early morning sky.
A partial lunar eclipse takes place in the early morning of 19 November 2021. It could be spectacular over much of the northern and western UK – but you need to know just where and when to look.
Dwarf planet Ceres is bright enough to be seen easily with binoculars in November as it crosses the familiar star cluster of the Hyades.
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…
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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.