September can be one of the best months for observing at star party events, but this will depend on weather conditions, hopefully somewhat better than August.  

  [Read more about Star Party/Society Schedule - September ]

Star Party - Lunar and planetary viewing with tour of night sky.  [Read more about Star Party - West Cliff - Cook headland]

August is usually our busiest month for star party events and as we had quite a few scheduled expectations were high. So, were there successes or did August's notoriously unpredictable weather scupper proceedings... [Read more about August Events - A retrospective look back. ]

Having visited Vulpecula and Sagitta (Fox and arrow) in the last 'In Focus' article, we shall complete our tour of the region close by the Summer Triangle with a look at Delphinus - the Dolphin and Equuleus the little horse.  [Read more about The Dolphin and Little Horse]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • September Meteors
  • Autumnal Equinox 
  • September 2021 Sky Charts

August is hopefully going to be a busy month for Star Parties - weather permitting.  

  [Read more about Star Party Schedule - August ]

The Fox and Arrow

No, not a pub, but two small constellations within the confines of the summer triangle asterism; Vulpecula and Sagitta .   [Read more about The Fox and Arrow ]

A 'Proper' Star Party

Last month's Star Party event on the 19th, may technically have been successful, but with no customers, it was really just an excercise in setting up and meeting once again. The same cannot be said for the star party on July 17th, which was a definate return to normality... [Read more about A 'Proper' Star Party]

Just to remind that the next instalment of Paul Money's Night Scenes almanac is now available on PDF or Kindle e book format. Details are as follows..

 

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • August Meteors - the Perseids
  • Noctilucent cloud display
  • August 2021 Sky Charts

It is with great sadness that we report the death of one of the founding members of the society - Rosemary Bowman.  [Read more about Rosemary Bowman 1943 - 2021 ]

Society Wedding

A wedding in the Society - the first in 25 years.  

  [Read more about Society Wedding ]

Perseverance and Ingenuity are continuing to expand their horizons on the red planet, with Ingenuity making an 8th flight and Percy undertaking roving science. The Chinese Zhurong rover is also on the move, and taking selfies.  [Read more about More (brief) Tidings from Mars ]

The Harp - Lyra

Summer evenings from the UK are annoyingly light throughout July, with bright twilight persisting until after 2200hrs. Overhead, the sky is dominated by the large asterism known as the 'summer triangle', three prominent stars each marking an apex of this large shape, the brightest of which is the lovely stellar jewel of Vega in the constellation of Lyra - the Harp. Let's go and pluck a few strings.    [Read more about The Harp - Lyra ]

The next instalment of Paul Money's Night Scenes almanac is now available on PDF or Kindle e book format. Details are as follows..

 

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