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Sat, 24 Jan 2015  

Comet Lovejoy still delights

Fri, 23 Jan 2015  

Near Earth Asteroid flies by on Monday

Thu, 22 Jan 2015  

How to observe March's partial eclipse

Thu, 22 Jan 2015  

What's that bright star?

Thu, 22 Jan 2015  

Rare Jupiter event on Saturday morning

Mon, 19 Jan 2015  

Four planets in the twilight

Sun, 11 Jan 2015  

Comet Lovejoy rides high

Wed, 24 Dec 2014  

Merry Christmas 2014

Fri, 19 Dec 2014  

What's that bright star?

Wed, 10 Dec 2014  

Gorgeous Geminids light up the sky

Thu, 27 Nov 2014  

Science gets STEAM-Y

Tue, 18 Nov 2014  

Seen the Andromeda Galaxy?

Sun, 16 Nov 2014  

It's Leonid time

Mon, 10 Nov 2014  

Can you see the comet?

Thu, 30 Oct 2014  

Catch quicksilver Mercury

Tue, 21 Oct 2014  

Huge sunspot visible (plus meteors and even an aurora!)

Tue, 14 Oct 2014  

An old friend is returning

Thu, 09 Oct 2014  

See the Space Station in your skies

Tue, 07 Oct 2014  

Prof.Barrie Jones (1941–2014)

Fri, 26 Sep 2014  

A safe way to "see" Venus