Unmissable events for 2017

  1. 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.
  2. This year’s remaining big meteor showers are the Orionids (21 October) and the best of the lot the wonderful Geminids (13 December).
  3. 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.
  4. Click the blog thoughts tab above for advice on buying telescopes.
  5. Oh, and this is what the Milky Way looks like from the North York Moors.  Picture Rob Ince.dalby-milky-way-rob-ince-2016

About Richard Darn

Astronomer and media consultant
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