A large asteroid discovered just a few weeks ago will narrowly miss the Earth on Oct 31st – Halloween. 

Nicknamed “the Great Pumpkin” and “Spooky” but technically known as 2015 TB145, is an estimated 400m wide – 20 times bigger than the meteorite that exploded over Chelyabinsk in 2013... [Read more about Pumpkin or Skull? Asteroid 2015 TB145 "Near Miss"]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Uranus and Neptune in the evening, Jupiter and the Moon joining Venus and Mars in the early morning.
  • Meteor Activity: Leonids and Taurids
  • November 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Uranus at opposition; Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Mercury together in the East
  • Meteor Activity: Orionids, more weak Piscids and the Draconids
  • October 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Neptune and Uranus replace Saturn in the evning; Venus, Mars and Jupiter at dawn
  • Total Lunar Eclipse: 28th September
  • Meteor Activity: the weak Piscids
  • September 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Saturn in the evening, Venus at dawn
  • Meteor Activity: Perseids
  • August Nights: ‘The Dark Nights’ Return
  • August 2015 Sky Charts

Sky Notes - July 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune
  • Meteor Activity: Capri-Cornids, Alpha-Cygnids, Delta-Aquarids
  • Summer Solstice Photos
  • Aurora and G4 CMEs
  • July 2015 Sky Charts

And here’s some more fantastic news, Rosetta's lander Philae has woken up after seven months in hibernation on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, and by all acounts ‘is doing very well’... [Read more about Rosetta and Philae Update]

Sky Notes - June 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Jupiter and Saturn
  • Meteor Activity: Ophiuchids, Lyrids
  • Summer Solstice
  • Noctilucent Cloud
  • June 2015 Sky Charts

Sky Notes - May 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn
  • Meteor Activity: Eta Aquarids
  • May 2015 Sky Charts

Sky Notes - April 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn
  • Meteor Activity: Virginids, Alpha Scorpiids and Lyrids
  • The Stellar Baker's Dozen challenge
  • March's Partial Solar Eclipse: how it turned out
  • The Lion and the Serpent
  • April 2015 Sky Charts

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