Look to Orion!

Tonight, the sky lights up again for another major meteor shower (it did last night as well, but I was able to post for that, sorry, I’ll do better, I promise!). This meteor shower won’t be as bright or have as many meteors as the last one, but it was cloudy then anyway, so who … More Look to Orion!

A good moon rising?

Tonight, between 6 and 10 pm (GMT), prepare yourself for the moderate spectacle and minor astonishment of a partial lunar eclipse. Not only that, but nature brings this mildly amusing side-line/potentially disappointing little brother of the total solar eclipse, to a Harvest Moon. Which, sounds really cool and pagan, and looks kind of pretty I suppose, a … More A good moon rising?

Shooting Star Gazer

Here’s the good news. Every year, on the same night, give our take a leap year, something magical happens… Our world, the Earth, is hurtling at ridiculous speeds through space around its star, the Sun. Space is mostly empty, of course, that’s what makes it space. But around the 12th of August every year, space … More Shooting Star Gazer

Juno arrives!

Five years ago, NASA launched a tiny space ship, no bigger than a basketball court, into the depths of space, to travel to a planet 11 times larger than our own. Tomorrow morning, by 05:00 am BST, we will know if it has successfully arrived. JUNO is going to be exploring Jupiter inside and out. … More Juno arrives!