In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • August Meteors 
  • Noctilucent cloud - Supermoon & Sunspots
  • August Night Sky
  • August 2022 Sky Charts

  [Read more about Sky Notes - August 2022]

Star Party - Report

Due to circumstances beyond our control; ie light evenings and lack of planets, star parties have been few and far between. That said a successful event on July 9th, meant a 100% star party success rate this summer ...   [Read more about Star Party - Report ]

August is expected to be somewhat busier on the star party front than the past two months, with darker skies and planetary offerings - weather permitting.  

  [Read more about Star Party Schedule - August ]

Following a three month initial instrument shakedown period the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) science team have released the first slew of images from the $10 billion telescope... and boy, was the wait worth it.  [Read more about James Webb - Initial Images ]

A new astro-convention will take place this October organised by Brian Jones, editor of the Yearbook of Astronomy. Called the Yearbook of Astronomy Convention, it will feature guest speakers and is hoped to become an anual event ... [Read more about Yearbook of Astronomy Convention - 2022-update]


A Public Star Party, weather permitting, near the Captain Cook monument on West Cliff  (setting-up from 21:00hrs). Lunar Observations.

Solar & Lunar Observations.

9 July, 2022 - 21:00 to 23:00
Captain Cook Headland
West Cliff
near YO21 3HA Whitby
United Kingdom