Month: July 2019
TESS helps astronomers pinpoint possibly habitable exoplanet
More Jupiter events to enjoy in August 2019
Jupiter is two months past opposition on 10 August, so you need to be looking low in the southern sky of the British Isles around sunset if you wish to catch the solar system’s largest planet at its best. If you time it right and the weather obliges, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot makes multiple appearances while the planet’s Galilean moons play hide and seek. Welcome to our August 2019 Jovian observing guide.
Going out with a bang, not a whimper, Eta Carinae continues to amaze
Star orbiting supermassive black hole again confirms relativity
TESS completes first year of operation; begins mapping northern sky
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover looking more and more like a rover
Seek out some fine summer multiple stars
Observers in the British Isles can rejoice that summer astronomical twilight all night is drawing to a close. But if Jupiter and Saturn are currently too low to view, you’re blighted by light pollution, or moonlight robs you of nebulae, why not seek out some of the many beautiful double and multiple stars on show?