Sky Guide December 2014

What to look out, and up, for in December.

We start with the broad constellation of Gemini and an easy binary star, a planetary nebula and a group of star clusters for astronomy beginners to find, before emabarking on a spot of exogazing!

Next up is the return of resplendent Jupiter and Venus to our skies. We bring you the phases and conjunctions of the moon and the Geminid meteor shower in December. Then we round up the best of the deep sky offerings for the month in the winter constellations of Orion, Eridanus & Lepus.

Sky Guide November 2014




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What to look out, and up, for in November.

We start with the welcome return of the winter constellation of Taurus in our beginners’ and young observers’ challenge.

Next up is the planets, the phases and conjunctions of the moon and the Leonid meteor shower to enjoy this month.

We then round up the best of the deep sky offerings for the month with the open clusters and binary stars in the constellation Auriga.

Sky Guide October 2014


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What to look out, and up, for in October.

We start with the constellation of Perseus in our beginners’ and young observers’ challenge.

Next up is planets, the phases and conjunctions of the moon and the meteor showers to enjoy this month.

We then round up the best of the deep sky offerings for the month with the globular clusters and galaxies in the constellations Andromeda & Pegasus.

Sky Guide September 2014

What to look out, and up, for in September. We start with the constellation of Cassiopeia in our beginners’ and young observers’ challenge. Next up is planets, the phases and conjunctions of the moon to enjoy this month. We then round up the best of the deep sky offerings for the month with the large clusters and a nice easy nebula in the constellation Sagitta & Vulpecula.

Sky Guide August 2014

What to look out, and up, for in August. We start with the constellation of Cepheus in our beginners’ and young observers’ challenge. Next up is planets and the standout phases of the moon to enjoy this August. We then round up the best of the deep sky offerings for the month with a galaxy, two globular clusters and a couple of planetary nebulas in the constellation Aquarius.

Sky Guide July 2014




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What to look out, and up, for in July.

We start with the beautiful summer constellation of Cygnus in our beginners’ and young observers’ guide.

Next up is Mercury, Venus, Mars & Saturn and some lovely lunar conjunctions to enjoy this Month.

The Delta Aquariid meteor shower makes an announcement before we round up the best of July’s deep sky offerings in the constellation Ophiuchus.

Sky Guide June 2014




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What to look out, and up, for in June.

We start with the constellation of Lyra in our beginners’ and young observers’ guide, and end it with a few deep sky challenges for you to hunt down.

Next up is the moon and a couple of planetary conjunctions to enjoy, with Mars, Saturn & Jupiter feature in the planetary round up for Northern Hemisphere observers.

We then take our pick of the best of the deep sky offerings for June with a tour of Hercules’ globular clusters, galaxies and a planetary nebula.

Sky Guide May 2014




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What to look out, and up, for in May.

We start with the constellation of Hercules in our beginner’s and young observer’s guide.

Next up is the moon and our round up of the craters and interesting lunar features you can explore with a small telescope.

Halley’s Comet brings us the peak of the Eta Aquarids on the night of 5th/6th May while Comet LINEAR has the potential to deliver a meteor storm on the night of 23rd/24th May.

Mars, Saturn & Jupiter feature in the planetary round up for Northern Hemisphere observers this month and we finish off by galaxy hunting around the Virgo Cluster.

Sky Guide April 2014




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What to look out, and up, for in April.

We start with the constellation of Ursa Major in our beginner’s and young observer’s guide.

Next up is the moon and our round up of the craters and interesting lunar features you can explore with a small telescope.

Mars, Venus, Saturn & Jupiter feature in the planetary round up for Northern Hemisphere observers this month and we finish off with some suggestions around the constellation Boötes.

Sky Guide March 2014

What to look out, and up, for in March.

We start with the constellation of Leo in our beginner’s and young observer’s guide, and end it with a few deep sky challenges for the more advanced amateurs to hunt down.

Next up is the moon and our round up of the craters and interesting lunar features you can explore with a small telescope.

While Jupiter, Mars and Saturn feature in the planetary round up for Northern Hemisphere observers this month.