October’s Orionid shooting stars could put on a good display this year, visible from all parts of the UK, although moonlight will cause problems during the early part of the peak of activity. Read more
The SPA holds regular Saturday meetings every three months in London.
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Messier’s Heritage – Observing his deep-sky objects 22–24 November 2019. Click for details
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) in mid October, 2019, 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.