Comets and Observing them

Comet C/2017 T2 PANSTARRS is in the sky this month. As a long-period comet, you won’t have another chance to see it, so catch a glimpse while you can! Here’s a short guide to comets and how best to observe them. What is a comet? Throughout history, comets have been given scientific and mystical importance …

NASA Artemis: Human Lander Awards

Last night, NASA announced the companies they had selected to design new landers to take the next generation of astronauts to the Moon. This is the latest in NASA partnerships with private companies, something essential to carry out the hugely ambitious Artemis program. Announced via media teleconference, these companies will be tasked with developing landers …

Conjunctions in Astronomy

This Sunday 26th April, the three-day-old Moon will be in conjunction with the brightest planet, Venus. Conjunctions are a brilliant example of astronomical phenomena you can observe from your back garden with your own two eyes! They occur when astronomical objects appear close to each other in the sky. When these objects are particularly bright, …