The southern aspect of the spring sky can at first glance appear quite sparse, seemingly occupied by just a few, large constellations. Leo and Virgo both contain first magnitude stars and are relatively easy to identify. The constellation highlighted this month certainly is not; Hydra, the Water Snake, largest in the entire heavens,  [Read more about Snakes and Crows - Hydra and Corvus ]

Still the Way Ahead?

I guess so...for the foreseeble future.  [Read more about Still the Way Ahead?]

Perseverance - Update

NASA's Mars rover, Perseverance, or Percy for short, has now been on Mars for almost 40 Sols and appears to be functioning very nicely indeed. Attention however, will soon turn to the small 'helicopter' attached to Percy in readiness for the first unmanned flight on another world. [Read more about Perseverance - Update]

Sky Notes - April 2021

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights 
  • Meteors: The Lyrids
  • Comet 2020 ATLAS R4
  • April 2021 Sky Charts