Observing

Watch as the Moon blots out bright stars

31 August 2021 Mark Armstrong

Watching a bright star disappearing or reappearing from occultation behind the Moon’s limb is always an exciting observation to make. This week there are back-to-back events involving two of the brightest stars to be occulted this year.

Observing

Catch some Perseid shooting stars!

9 August 2021 Mark Armstrong

It’s that time of the year again! The Perseid meteor shower, which peaks this week, is highly-anticipated by observers hoping to enjoy the spectacular sight of multiple meteors raining down during mild summer nights.