Sunday, January 29

Astronomy

December Night Sky 2022 – Astronotes
Astronomy

December Night Sky 2022 – Astronotes

Written by Education Assistant Mark Grimley Looking At The Stars  Festive lights to starlight might be the setting for us to relax to at the end of the year. During these darker months we might get the chance to see some stars a little more clearly with less light pollution from our own sun. But with all the extra lights around for the festive period, it is worth getting out of town when we want to stargaze. Going a few miles into the countryside should make it easier to see some celestial objects. We do recommend giving your eyes about 20-25 minutes to adjust properly to the dark.  You might want to bring a blanket; it makes things a little more comfortable if you are lying down to look at the stars (and it will probably be cold). Binoculars or a small telescope can help see more details ...