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Sep
30
Wed
Jupiter & Saturn 7.4° apart and Neptune 5° Nth of the Moon
Sep 30 @ 9:00 pm – 2:00 am

During the night of Wed the 30th of September the planets Jupiter & Saturn will be 7.4° apart

and at 01.00 UTC / 02.00 BST the planet Neptune will be 5° Nth of an almost full Moon

Oct
1
Thu
First full Moon of the month
Oct 1 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

On Thursday the 1st of October at 00.00 BST / 23.00 UTC

we have the first of 2 full Moon’s of the month

the second will be on Saturday the 31st at 00.00 hrs

if you do plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

In Search of the Northern Lights … The Science Behind the Aurora
Oct 1 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Barry Kellett R.A.L

Will be talking to us about the Aurora Borealis more commonly known as “The Northern Lights”

Oct
3
Sat
Venus 0.2° S/E of Regulus
Oct 3 @ 4:00 am – 4:00 am

On the morning of Saturday the 3rd of October at 04.00 BST / 03.00 UTC

the Planet Venus will be 0.2° south east of the star Regulus

if you do plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Mars 1.5° Nth of the Moon
Oct 3 @ 5:00 am – 5:00 am

Also on the morning of Saturday the 3rd of October at 05.00 BST / 04.00 UTC

the planet Mars will be 1.5° north of a just past full Moon

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Oct
6
Tue
Mars makes it’s closest approach
Oct 6 @ 3:00 am – 3:00 am

On the morning of Tuesday the 6th of October at 03.00 BST / 02.00 UTC

the planet Mars will reach it’s closest point to the Earth

if you do plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Oct
8
Thu
How Astronomers Control Your Life
Oct 8 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Professor Brad Gibson

Will be talking to us about how we as Astronomers influence the world around us

perhaps for example we will look at :-

Juno cam captures, Zooniverce & Galaxy zoo

Oct
13
Tue
Mars at opposition
Oct 13 @ 12:00 am – 12:00 am

At 00.00 BST /23.00 UTC on Tuesday the 13th of October

the planet Mars will reach opposition i.e.:- be directly opposite the Sun

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Oct
14
Wed
Venus 4° S/W of the Moon
Oct 14 @ 6:00 am – 6:00 am

On the morning of Wednesday the 14th of October at 06.00 BST /05.00 UTC

the planet Venus will be 4° south west of a last quarter crescent Moon

if you plan to observe / image this event remember to dress for the conditions

Oct
15
Thu
New Scientist Live 2020
Oct 15 – Oct 18 all-day

New Scientist Live 2020  15-18 October

Has been postponed until 2021

New Dates Announced: 14 – 17 October 2021

There is the possibility that a virtual event may take place later this year

This post will be updated as details become available