What Can I See in the Sky in March 2021?

The month of March is upon us which means it’s officially spring. The spring equinox occurs on 20th March. This is the time when the Sun crosses the celestial equator and the length of the day and night are equal. After this the nights will be shorter than the days. In Ireland, the clocks alsoContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in March 2021?”

A Beginner’s Guide to Star Gazing

Many of us have gone outside and wondered about the night sky but how can you get the best out of that experience? You don’t need a lot of equipment to enjoy the night sky. This post will give you some tips to get started with star gazing. Before you step outside one of theContinue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Star Gazing”

What Can I See in the Sky in January 2021?

We have now passed the winter solstice and although we won’t really notice it yet, the days are starting to get longer. Despite this, we are still in the depths of winter and January is one of the coldest months of the year. You would expect that the coldest days of the year would coincideContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in January 2021?”

The Great Conjunction of 2020

2020 has certainly been the year of once in a lifetime events! This December 21st will be your chance to witness another. A planetary conjunction is when two planets appear next to each other in the sky. This year, Jupiter and Saturn will come together in the sky to form what is being called “TheContinue reading “The Great Conjunction of 2020”

What Can I See in the Sky in December 2020?

The month of December sees the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. One could argue that for this reason, December is one of the best months of the year for stargazing. Although it gets very cold at night, so wrapping up warm is essential. This year the winter solstice occurs on the 21stContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in December 2020?”

What Can I See in the Sky in November 2020?

Unfortunately, this month is a little short on any major events to see in the sky with the naked eye. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are still visible and now that the clocks have gone back it is dark early and you don’t have to stay up late to go out and observe the sky. GivenContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in November 2020?”

What Can I See in the Sky in October 2020?

It’s autumn and the Sun is now setting before 7pm which means more time for observing. This is exaggerated even more at the end of the month, when, on the 25th of October summer time ends and the clocks go back 1 hour. October nights can get very chilly so it’s time to start takingContinue reading “What Can I See in the Sky in October 2020?”

Constellations Explained

Many of us have heard of constellations. Often, one may be familiar with a few of them. But what are they and where did they come from? In general, a constellation is a group of stars that are said to resemble a person, animal, mythological being or object. The thing to remember here is thatContinue reading “Constellations Explained”