The International Space Station is making a spectacular series of evening passes over the UK, continuing until early August. Read more
It’s complete coincidence of course, but there will be a partial eclipse of the Moon on Tuesday 16 July 2019 on the 50th anniversary of the day that Apollo 11 blasted off towards the Moon. The eclipse will be visible from the whole of the UK, though how much of it you see will depend on your location. 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.
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 July, 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.