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The phase of the moon for today. Updates every 4 hours
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Popular Astronomy Magazine - Sep-Oct 2015
See what's in the Sep-Oct 2015 edition of 'Popular Astronomy' magazine. Click the cover to find out.

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Where are the planets?

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The SPA is for everyone. We've members of all ages and with different levels of experience. But we're especially focused on helping the beginner. So don't feel intimidated or worry that it's all over your head. We aim to make stargazing fun!  Take a look round our site for inspiration about how the SPA can help YOU with your own astronomy. Don't just take our word for it. Click here to discover why Brian Cox recommends you join Britain's brightest astronomical society! 

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Wed, 30 Sep 2015   - Where are the planets?

Mon, 28 Sep 2015   - Asteroid to eclipse star

Tue, 22 Sep 2015   - The lunar eclipse: What you need to know