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.
There’s a total eclipse of the Moon on Monday 21 January 2019. Great news, but there’s one slight problem – it occurs in the wee small hours of the morning. 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.