Humans will soon be making the first voyages to Mars. Author Colin Stuart will speak on How We’ll Live on Mars at our next meeting, on Saturday 27 October at University College, London. Click for more details.
For years, amateur astronomers have been watching for and photographing Iridium flares, which are caused by a particular group of Earth satellites used for satellite phones. But these flares will soon end. 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.
Click here to find out about this year’s Preston Montford Weekend Course, 30 November – 2 December 2018, on Seeing Stars (now fully booked)
Here is a map of the sky as it will appear from the latitude of London (51° 50′) in mid October, 2018, 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.