Sky Notes for February 2019

  • From Saturday the 9th Jupiter, Venus and Saturn will be visible together above the south-eastern horizon for an hour before sunrise at 7:43am in Kendal, joined by the waning, crescent moon on Thursday 28th
  • Mars and Uranus are visible in the evening this month – between Sunday 11th and Wednesday the 13th Mars passes above Uranus (magnitude 6)
  • From Friday 22nd Mercury Mercury will be just above the western horizon just after sunset at 5:33pm in Kendal
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

Please volunteer.

We need members to organise one or more Observing evening.

The next Proposed observing Evenings

  • Thursday 28h February to Tuesday, March 12th
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Place: Boundary Bank Lane car park

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!