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Night sky highlights – August 2015

This month’s night sky highlight is the spectacular annual Perseids meteor shower, and there’s plenty else to look out for as well. (Times given are for London and may vary for other parts of the UK.) 5 August – try finding Uranus next to the Moon after midnight in the eastern…

Meet the Judges: Chris Lintott

Ahead of the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year winners announcement on 17 September, we’re catching up with the competition judges. We talked to them about the competition and why they want to be involved.  Chris Lintott Chris is best known as co-presenter of the BBC’s long-running The Sky at Night….

Prize for Illustration 2015 – Eleanor Taylor

Today’s guest blog is by Eleanor Taylor, who won this year’s Prize for Illustration competition with a beautiful picture of our Observatory. She talks about her choice for the competition and the processes involved.  When I received the competition brief from the AOI and London Transport Museum for London Places and Spaces I…

Night sky observing highlights – July 2015

There’s always plenty to see in the night (and daytime) sky, and this month we’ve got meteors, conjunctions and a few particular stars and planets to look out for. The Jupiter/Venus conjunction has been keeping sky-watchers happy for the first few days of July – you can see some more pictures…