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Mars Enters the Beehive

Mars Enters the Beehive

Join Slooh’s Paul Cox to watch real-time images of the Red Planet Mars as it enters the Beehive Star Cluster.  This beautiful visual spectacle is an optical illusion as the Beehive Cluster is actually 577 light years away.

Wave of Saturn LIVE

Slooh Celebrates the Wave of Saturn

Wave at Saturn – At the exact time the Cassini spacecraft is snapping pics of Earth, Slooh will be snapping images of Saturn – live and in true color – with live broadcast team.

Don’t miss this historic live event tonight at 10.27pm BST (UK Time) (21:27 UTC) and don’t forget to say cheese!

Wave Of Saturn

Credit NASA

Here is a chart to help you find Saturn tonight

Saturn Wave

Night Sky Guide August 2013

Night Sky Guide: August 2013

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky

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Night Sky Guide June 2013

Night Sky Guide For June 2013

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky,

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Saturn – How To Find It Tonight

How to find the Planet Saturn tonight

Credit: NASA

Credit: NASA

 

On April 28 2013 the ringed planet Saturn will be at opposition, meaning Saturn is opposite the Sun from Earth. The Sun Earth and Saturn form a straight line or alignment.

What this means is, Saturn will be visible all night in our skies.

Saturn is the second largest planet in the solar system to Jupiter (which can be seen low in the West) and is probably one of the most spectacular or beautiful objects visible to people on Earth. Even those beginning in astronomy or with a passing interest can see Saturn with the naked eye, through binoculars, or see its rings through a small telescope – It’s a breathtaking sight.

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Night Sky Guide March 2013

Night Sky Guide – Tonight’s Sky: March 2013

Your guide to constellations, deep – sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Read the rest of this entry »

Fossils Found on Mars

Fossils Found on Mars

Fossil on Mars Credit: VirtualAstro

Amazing Discovery – Fossil found on Mars

For a bit of fun

 

Night Sky Guide August 2012

Constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the August Sky Read the rest of this entry »

Sky Show: March 2012

The night sky for March 2012 Credit: hubblesite.org

 

Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon Conjunction 26th February 2012

Tonight, just after sunset, Venus, Jupiter and a thin crescent Moon will line up and form a close thin triangle in the evening sky.

If you have clear skies, this spectacle will almost be impossible to miss after the Sun has set.

See the below diagram for positions of  the crescent moon, Venus and Jupiter – They will be an awesome sight!