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Fri, 05 Feb 2016  

More ISS passes over UK

Tue, 02 Feb 2016  

Nacreous clouds seen

Tue, 19 Jan 2016  

Planets on parade

Tue, 12 Jan 2016  

Stargazing Live for beginners

Thu, 07 Jan 2016  

A comet flares

Fri, 01 Jan 2016  

Quadrantid meteors light up the sky

Mon, 28 Dec 2015  

What's that star in the east?

Tue, 15 Dec 2015  

See Tim Peake for yourself!

Wed, 09 Dec 2015  

Comet Catalina in the morning sky

Fri, 04 Dec 2015  

The two-tailed comet

Thu, 03 Dec 2015  

First views of Comet Catalina

Sat, 21 Nov 2015  

Comet Catalina keeps us guessing

Fri, 30 Oct 2015  

Venus, Mars and the Moon meet in morning sky

Mon, 26 Oct 2015  

See a bright star play hide-and-seek

Sun, 18 Oct 2015  

Late-night Orionid meteors display

Sat, 10 Oct 2015  

Spectacular morning planets

Thu, 08 Oct 2015  

8 October: Watch for Northern Lights

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