Earlier this year, a science team led by Dr Queenie Chan announced her team had found the ingredients for life in two meteorites. Come and hear her tell us about this profound discovery.
Clouds interfered with viewing of Monday morning’s total eclipse of the Moon across much of the UK, but some northern areas and the south-eastern corner of England had clear skies. 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.
We’ll be holding another weekend course in November 2019 – details to be announced. Meanwhile, you can click here to find out about last year’s Preston Montford Weekend Course
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) in mid January, 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.