Sky Notes for April 2019

  • at dusk on the 5th April Mars lies on a straight line between the Hyades and Pleiades
  • the Orion constellation is now setting shortly after the sun but Leo (the backwards question mark) is well placed high in the south from dusk containing a number of galaxies
  • the Ursa Major constellation  (The Plough) is overhead above Leo again including many galaxies

See also Ian Morison’s Night Sky this Month on the Jodrell Bank site.
 






Boundary Bank where we meet (click to enlarge)

Next Observing Evening

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We need members to organise one or more Observing evening.

The next Proposed observing Evenings

Watch here for updates as the weather conditions dictate when we can meet for an evening of observing. The Traffic Light System:
  1. When the forecast looks feasible and an organiser is available the text here will give a proposed date and change from red to amber.
  2. On the proposed afternoon, if and when the observing session is confirmed (by 4:30PM), the text will confirm the time and change from amber to green.
DO NOT TURN OUT IF THIS TEXT IS OTHER THAN GREEN, as there won’t be anyone there!