- Summer constellations are riding high in the sky – at 9pm look for the constellation of Cygnus, sometimes known as the Northern Cross, directly overhead. Scan the area with binoculars – it’s rich in the background stars of the Milky Way.
- This year’s remaining big meteor showers are the Orionids (21 October) and the best of the lot the wonderful Geminids (13 December).
- Plenty of astro events are listed on the calendar page and for night sky tours check out the podcast page – you are free to download.
- Click the blog thoughts tab above for advice on buying telescopes.
- Oh, and this is what the Milky Way looks like from the North York Moors. Picture Rob Ince.
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- Galloway Star Camp 15/11/2017 – 20/11/2017
- Super Moon 03/12/2017 The full moon will be at its closest approach to the Earth of the year and may look slightly larger and brighter than usual.
- Redesdale Arms Stargazing Weekend 08/12/2017 – 09/12/2017 A stargazing weekend in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy Christmas hospitality combined with colourful astronomy talks for novices and telescope observing guided by experts! We’ll also keep our eyes open for shooting stars from the Geminid Meteor shower. You will also learn about telescopes and binoculars, get some tips on taking pictures of the…
- Geminds meteor shower 13/12/2017 The best meteor shower of the year, running between 7 and 17 December. It peaks this year on the night of the 13/14 . Despite a crescent moon the Geminids should put on a good show. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Gemini, but can appear anywhere in the sky. So relax, use your naked…
- Beginners' Astronomy Workshop and Geminid Watch - Yorkshire Dales 13/12/2017 at 18:00 – 21:30 Village Hall - High Cam Road - DL8 3EL Bainbridge - United Kingdom For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beginners-astronomy-workshop-and-geminid-watch-yorkshire-dales-tickets-37030219383
- Christmas Star Party - Lincolnshire 15/12/2017 at 19:30 – 21:30 Chambers Farm Wood - LN8 5JR Market Rasen - United Kingdom For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/christmas-star-party-lincolnshire-tickets-37191771590
- Geminid Star Camp Northumberland 16/12/2017 – 17/12/2017 Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Bellingham, Hexham NE48 2JY, UK Camp out under the dark skies of Northumberland and join experts with powerful telescopes to gaze at the sparkling winter sky and spot spectacular shooting stars caused by the amazing Geminid meteor shower. For bookings visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/campsites/uk/northumberland/hexham/bellingham
- Winter Solstice 21/12/2017
- Beginners' Astronomy Workshop - Yorkshire Dales 27/01/2018 at 19:00 – 22:00 Village Hall - High Cam Road - DL8 3EL Bainbridge - United Kingdom For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/beginners-astronomy-workshop-yorkshire-dales-tickets-37607615390
- Dark Sky Festival 10/02/2018 – 25/02/2018