Jupiter and Saturn are dead easy to find this year – you really can’t miss them. But finding the other giant planets, Neptune and Uranus, is much more of a challenge.
Watch this video for an eight-minute guide to some of the main constellations in the late summer night sky, August and September 2020.
Stargazers are looking forward to the annual display of meteors (shooting stars) known as the Perseids.
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) this month, at 22h UT (GMT).
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The SPA runs an annual weekend course where members can observe and learn together.
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The SPA usually holds regular Saturday meetings every three months in London, though these are currently being broadcast online instead due to the coronavirus.