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Tuesday, May 18, 2021
craft

Take-off to the future

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. Now, where were we? Ah yes, space. Did you see the SpaceX Crew Dragon in action?...
stars

Stars of the winter sky

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky.February, and sunset is now five o’clock and getting later – thank goodness. As soon...
moons

Red moon on Monday

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. Welcome to another year here on planet Earth. Actually, this year marks a special anniversary. It...
earthrise

Reaching for the moon

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. December, already? Well, the Christmas ads have been on telly for over a month and the...
stars

Start of winter brings great constellations

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. November, the month of fireworks and fun and looking forward to Christmas. We still have the...

Snaps from space

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. October, and our summer-long parade of the planets is over. Venus has disappeared round the Sun...
helicopter

Mars is star of show

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. September, and we’re halfway between the longest day and the shortest, or between Midsummer and Christmas,...
spacecraft

Bright planets, space shuttles and meteors

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. August, an exciting month anyway with warm weather, holidays and lovely long evenings. Oh well, two...
satellite and flare

Flares out of fashion

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. July, and just when we are at the height of summer, I bring some bad news...
Jupiter

Race of the planets

Amateur astronomer Brian Watkiss peers into the Village night sky. June, and we are well into the Formula 1 racing season – and there’s also...