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Tuesday, June 22, 2021
pleiades

Venus catches us up

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. February, the last full month of the winter: hooray! Sunset is getting later and we are...
penumbra

Shadows of the Earth

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. Another year has come and gone and we’re all a year older. Happy New Year. The...
moon halo

Moon’s special effect

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. December, the month of dark, dark days – no, I don’t mean the 12th. The Sun...
Looking down on a meteor from the ISS

Planets in transit

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. November, and the evenings are getting dark now that the clocks have gone back and the...
stars

Bright stars on show

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. October, and we know winter is on the way as the nights start earlier and the...
pegasus

Bright light sights

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. September, the month of the equinox – which is on the 23rd at 0850, to be...
jupiter

Giants of the sky

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. August, this year, will be taken over by the two giant planets of our Solar System...
buzz

Spot the landing site

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. Imagine a vehicle weighing two thousand tons. A small ship perhaps? Now imagine that this vehicle...
debris

Chaos in the heavens

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. June: a month when, to an astronomer, it never really gets dark. But, there are still...
stars

Can you spot the bear?

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. May, and it’s nearly ten thirty before the sky is really dark enough to see anything....