Night Sky

I'm afraid that I have little time these days to keep this page updated every month, so please see below a few links to sites that will provide some information on what can be seen in the current night sky.

Astronomy Now:

The Times Online:

For a precise schedule of the rising and setting times of the planets, please visit

The Sun

Solar Minimum passed in autumn 2006, so sunspot activity will gradually increase over a period of five or six years from this time.

It is always important to remember to never look directly at the Sun, especially not through binoculars or telescopes. Serious permanent damage can be done to your eyes. Always project an image of the Sun onto paper or card in order to make observations.