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The Sky Tonight

The wonders of the Night Sky

The pictures below show where the planets will be in the sky around the UK tonight and the patterns of the stars (constellations) around them.


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The Whole Sky images show the entire sky as a big round picture. The horizon is all the way around the edge with the middle being right overhead, as if you were standing on a hill somewhere dark and could see the entire sky. It may take a bit of practice to get used to these pictures, but after a while you will find them very useful.

The Horizon pictures are a bit simpler, but you need more than one to cover the entire sky.

ATTENTION

Please note that over the weekend of the 26-28th May 2017 we will be switching over to our brand new website - during this time there may be periods where the site is difficult to access, and users will be unable to request observations from the telescope. Please bear with us during this time. All should be back up and running by the 29th May 2017.