What’s left to see in 2017?

  1. The Milky Way is directly overhead as night falls in early December.
  2. This year’s best meteor shower is the wonderful Geminids (13/14 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. Andromeda Galaxy (below) rides high overhead in the evening – furthest object you can see with your naked eye and 2.5 million light years away.   This picture was taken from Sutton Bank Dark Sky Discovery Site (North York Moors).
  6. The 3rd Dark Sky Festival takes place 9 to 25 February 2018 with scores of events.  This year it’s bigger than ever with the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, South Downs and Northumberland national parks all taking part!  www.darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk/
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About Richard Darn

Astronomer and media consultant
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