A mission to Mercury called BepiColombo is due to launch in October. Professor Dave Rothery of the Open University will tell us all about it at our July meeting.
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.
The SPA runs an annual weekend course where members can observe and learn together.
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) in mid May, 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.