With Venus disappearing into the sunset, another bright object appears low in the south during March. This is Sirius, the brightest star you can see and one of the closest to us at a mere 6.8 light years. It is a very hot star, twice as big as our sun and very blue.
Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.
Alvechurch amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss explains what makes him spend so much time staring into the night.