Humans will soon be making the first voyages to Mars. Author Colin Stuart will speak on How We’ll Live on Mars at our next meeting, on Saturday 27 October at University College, London. Click for more details.
This year’s annual display of Perseid meteors is the most favourable for several years. The peak numbers occur at new Moon, which means that the skies should be particularly dark. 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.
Click here to find out about this year’s Preston Montford Weekend Course, 30 November – 2 December 2018, on Seeing Stars
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) in mid August, 2018, 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.