The Night Sky in August

The Night Sky in August

Dark Sky Wales astronomer Martin Griffiths takes a look at the August night sky and provides you with an incite into what you can enjoy this month. August sees the return of darker evenings and the glories of the summer Milky Way stretching from northern horizon to...
Perseids Meteor Shower

Perseids Meteor Shower

  As we enter August astronomers turn they’reeyes to the late summer sky in anticipation of spotting one of the greatest meteor showers of the year, the Perseids. The Perseids are a prolific meteor shower associatedwith the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids...
June Skies

June Skies

The nights of June are not very long as we march towards and past the “longest day” where 16 hours of sunlight actually mean 20 hours of daylight for us living in temperate zones. Nevertheless, there are some great objects to look out for, especially the planet...
Return of the Milky Way

Return of the Milky Way

  As we enter the summer months our thoughts turn to holidays and a much deserved break! However, us astronomers think slightly different. Our attention turns to the return of Milky Way. Although visible all year round the summer Milky Way allows astronomers to...
March Skies

March Skies

The Night Sky in March 2017 The spring constellations of Leo, Hydra and Bootes are now high in the sky and visible all night whilst the galaxies of the Virgo cluster become prime objects for study. The giant planet Jupiter begins to dominate the night. Moon in March:...