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JANUARY 2017 "Happy Stargazing New Year!"

Cold, clear winter skies offer the best sights for naked eye, binocular and telescope observing, so wrap up and get out there.

2-4th January look out for the peak of the Quadrantids, a meteor shower radiating from just below the Ursa Major constellation. 159 more words


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The moon is eclipsed by power lines. A city may be illuminated by artificial light made possible by electricity, but moonlight remains the most significant and profoundly captivating.

Photo by I.R. Arenas


June skies...

…Looking up this month

Saturn reaches opposition on the 3rd June, making it appear slightly larger, hence a good time to view, the Seeliger effect means the rings are particularly bright, you can find Saturn low down in the south, late in the evening. 167 more words



To the best of my knowledge there is not an illicit still on Tiree, rather this is an account of the night of the full moon. 221 more words

"Life On Tiree"

Patrick Moore

PATRICK MOORE (1923 – 2012)

British Astronomer

Moore was one of the most well-known astronomers of the 20th Century, popularising the science from the 1950s via television and radio shows, and numerous books. 30 more words

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