In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: AM: Venus, Jupiter, Mercury; PM: Mar, Uranus, Neptune
  • Moon: Total Lunar Eclipse
  • Meteors: Quarantids
  • Comets: Comet 46P/Wirtanen
  • Earth: at Perihelion
  • January 2019 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: PM: Saturn, Moon, Mars, Neptune, Uranus.  AM: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter
  • Meteors: Geminids, Ursids
  • Comets: Comet 46P/Wirtanen
  • Winter Solstice: 21st December
  • December 2018 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Uranus Neptune and Venus
  • Meteors: Leonids, North & South Taurids
  • Comets: Comet 46P/Wirtanen
  • November 2018 Sky Charts

A good number of society members were at the free (but ticketed) talk held in Whitby Museum on 18th September given by Charles Cockell, Professor of Astrobiology at Edinburgh University.

The Normanby room was full to capacity for Prof Cockell’s lecture on the work being carried out deep underground in Boulby mine, already well known for its work on Dark Matter and other fundamental issues in cosmology... [Read more about From Yorkshire to Mars: the search for life in the universe. (Lecture at Whitby Museum)]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, Uranus and Neptune
  • Meteors: Orionids
  • Comets: Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
  • October 2018 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Mercury.
  • Meteors: a few Piscids, perhaps.
  • The Autumnal Equinox
  • September 2018 Sky Charts

Constellations of Lyra, Serpens, Ophiuchus and SerpensContinuing the tour of stellar objects crossing the meridian line in August: a star and three open clusters from constellations lying in the South, currently above Mars and Saturn:

  • Star: Epsilon Lyrae, in Lyra
  • Cluster: NGC 6633 in Ophiuchus
  • Cluster: Graff's Cluster (IC 4756) in Serpens
  • Cluster: Wild Duck Cluster (M11, NGC 6705) in Scutum

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Mercury.
  • Meteors: Perseids
  • August 2018 Sky Charts

M5 Globular ClusterContinuing the tour of stellar objects crossing the meridian line this month: three objects from the constellation of Hercules:

  • Planetary Nebula: Turtle (or NGC 6502)
  • Globular Cluster: M92 (NGC 6341)
  • Star: Alpha Herculis (or 'Rasalgethi' - ‘the kneeler’s head’)

Sky Notes - July 2018

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars at Opposition.
  • Meteors: Capri-Cornids, Alpha-Cygnids- Delta-Aquarids
  • Lunar Eclipse
  • July 2018 Sky Charts

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