Sky Notes - June 2018

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Jupiter, Mars, Saturn
  • Meteors: Ophiuchids, June Lyrids
  • Summer Solstice
  • Noctilucent Cloud
  • June 2018 Sky Charts

M5 Globular ClusterContinuing the tour of stellar objects crossing the meridian line this month: two globular clusters from the constellations Serpens and Scorpius.

  • Globular Cluster: M5 (NGC 5904)
  • Globular Cluster: M4 (NGC 6121)

After a three year break Paul returned to Whitby to give the presentation he was due to give last year, but had to pull out due to family illness.  For once his trip was less susceptible to the worst of the weather, yet despite being a settled warm weather period, Mother Nature still tried to rain on our parade, but i think we got away with it.

Paul arrived in good time at the college, which was utilised marrying up his IT equipment with the IT system in the main hall... we eventually won.  There was then just time to show Paul the observatory and take some pictures... [Read more about About Paul Money's 2018 Lecture]

WDAS Star Party Events

The summer star party season is now upon us, and with the good weather mostly holding several events have already been held on the cliff.  The first was an unscheduled event for the May bank holiday Sunday, and proved quite successful.  Warm temperatures and clear skies made it a pleasurable evening with Venus and Jupiter being the chief targets... [Read more about WDAS Star Party Events]

Events

The eighth and final society meeting of the season, in the extravagantly named Caedmon College Normanby Site (you may know it as Whitby College or Whitby School), Room H1.

In Members' monthly meetings we usually take a tour of the night sky for the coming month using the Planetarium program, sometimes have other topics for discussion, etc.

Date:
1 May, 2018 -
19:30 to 21:15
Address:
Room H1, Caedmon College, Normanby Site (Whitby School)
Prospect Hill
YO21 1LA Whitby
United Kingdom
GB

Triumphs of Voyager Part 1: Journey to Jupiter/Splendours of Saturn” - a talk by Paul Money, will be held in Caedmon College (Normanby Campus) on 8th May 2018.  Doors open at 19:00h.  With refreshments.

Ticket Price: £3 (to be confirmed)

Date:
8 May, 2018 - 19:30
Address:
Main Hall, Caedmon College, Normanby Site (Whitby School)
Prospect Hill
YO21 1LA Whitby
United Kingdom
GB

A public Star Party, weather permitting, near the Captain Cook monument on West Cliff  (setting-up from 20:45h).  Lunar and Planetary observations.

The moon is visible, as well as Venus and Jupiter.

Date:
19 May, 2018 - 21:00
Address:
Captain Cook Headland
West Cliff
near YO21 3HA Whitby
United Kingdom
GB

A public Star Party, weather permitting, near the Captain Cook monument on West Cliff  (setting-up from 20:45h).  Lunar and Planetary observations.

The moon is visible, as well as Venus and Jupiter.

Date:
26 May, 2018 - 21:00
Address:
Captain Cook Headland
West Cliff
near YO21 3HA Whitby
United Kingdom
GB