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Coronavirus and the SPA
SPA meetings and events are cancelled until further notice. Please check this website before setting out for any future 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.
Courses deferred until 2021
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) in mid April, 2020, 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.