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Sky Watch

Find Mercury in the evening sky

Space station is visible again

Saturn is glowing this weekend

Venus and Jupiter are now drifting apart

Jupiter and Venus - together in the twilight

Keep an eye on the northern sky

Space station is visible again

Keep an eye on the northern sky

Special time for sky watchers

Space station in view once again

Vega is shining brightly

Face the east at midnight - and see a golden star

The Pleiades cluster shines bright.

MAKE A DATE: watch for ISS crossing the sky

Space station is visible again

SOLAR SHOW: graphic showing the eclipse timings from Kendal

Eye wear needed to view eclipse

SKY TRIO: three planets in the west after sunset

Solar eclipse is on the horizon

BEEHIVE CLUSTER: early astronomers thought M44 or Praesepe looked like a swarm of bees.

Famous star cluster is buzzing across the sky

UNMISTAKEABLE: the evening sky belongs to Jupiter

Is there life under the ice?

PLANET WATCH. Eddington Astronomical Society gathers at Kendal Castle

Jupiter is on the horizon

OPPORTUNITY: if the clouds part over the next few days lookout for Comet Lovejoy

Comet Lovejoy is on the move

OUT OF THIS WORLD: on Christmas Eve the International Space Station will be visible in the sky above the UK (photo courtesy NASA)

Is it a star - or Santa?

CELESTIAL JOIE DE VIVRE: where to look for Comet Lovejoy over the New Year

Lovejoy shines bright in night sky

MOONWATCH: telescopes at the ready

MAGIC OF THE MOON

Follow the arc to Arcturus

Arcturus is very easy for even the most novice stargazer to find

Elusive little Mercury is visible after sunset again

As darkness falls this week look for a small ‘W’ of stars

Something very rare is happening in the sky before dawn

The mid-August Perseid shower is one of the best

The sky is now pretty dark by midnight - and split in half by the misty trail of the Milky Way

Look directly overhead at midnight and you'll see the bright icy blue-white Vega

It was probably the best NLC display I've ever seen

The Sun's previously blank golden face is now spattered with sunspots

Over the coming weekend we can enjoy the always entrancing sight of a slowly fattening Moon.

One of the most interesting stars visible at the moment is the red giant Antares

Astronomers can't enjoy dark night skies this time of year because it never really gets dark

I spy the International Space Station

Noctilucent clouds are beautiful, ghostly, electric-blue wispy clouds high up in the atmosphere

There is a chance of spotting shooting stars this weekend

Look for a very slender crescent Moon just above the western horizon

The night sky now belongs to Mars

To see the Lyrids you'll need to be out after midnight, looking east

Mars is looking its brightest and most striking for years

When the sky is dark enough to see stars, you'll notice the crescent Moon is shining between two groups of stars

Fireballs are so bright they outshine all the stars in the sky as they skip across it

Eyes to the skies for a ‘planetary parade’

Through binoculars the Moon's largest craters look stunning

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Keep an eye on the northern sky

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How young a Moon can you see?

It's space station spotting time!

It's space station spotting time!

Look for the roaring lion in the night sky

Look for the roaring lion in the night sky

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