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

Sky Notes - March 2015

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus, Uranus and Mars align
  • Meteor Activity: almost none to speak of
  • Comet Lovejoy: finding it in March
  • March 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Venus: close encounters with Neptune and Mars
  • Meteor Activity: Aurigids
  • Comet Lovejoy: info and Member photos
  • February 2015 Sky Charts

Originally expected to be a reasonable binocular object under dark skies, comet Lovejoy, C/2014 Q2, has surprised us all, becoming a naked eye object visible in the winter sky to the South during January... [Read more about Sky Notes Special: Comet C/2014Q2 Lovejoy]

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Return of Saturn...
  • Meteor Activity: The Quadrantids...
  • Photos of the Winter Solstice...
  • January 2015 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Return of Saturn...
  • Meteor Activity: Geminids - the brightest shower...
  • Winter Solstice
  • Philae: Touchdown.... Touchdown... touchdown.
  • December 2014 Sky Charts

In this month's edition:

  • Planetary Skylights: Mercury appears before dawn...
  • Meteor Activity: Leonids and Taurids
  • Comet C/2013A1 Siding Spring passes Mars
  • Rosetta Comet Chase: Update
  • November 2014 Sky Charts

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