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Star Signs: Go Stargazing!
Star Signs is a weekly guide to what you can see in the night sky above you, from all over the world.
4 days ago
Week commencing 18 January 2021
Mercury reaches its best after sunset and the Moon visits Mars.
Jan 9, 2021
Week commencing 11 January 2021
The New Moon brings conjunctions and the darkest nights of January.
Jan 2, 2021
Week commencing 4 January 2021
2021 will be a big year for space as a rare triple conjunction arrives.
Dec 26, 2020
Week commencing 28 December 2020
The Cold Moon sees out 2020 and the Quandrantids bring in the New Year.
Dec 19, 2020
Week commencing 21 December 2020
The December Solstice brings with it the last major astronomical event of 2020!
Dec 12, 2020
Week commencing 14 December 2020
The Geminid Meteor Shower lights up the sky as a Total Solar Eclipse brings a New Moon just in time.
Dec 6, 2020
Week commencing 7 December 2020
The Geminids ramp up to the weekend, as the Moon meets Venus in the morning.
Nov 28, 2020
Week commencing 30 November 2020
Venus feels the Force this week as the Moon visits the Manger.
Nov 20, 2020
Week commencing 23 November 2020
The Beaver Moon passes Mars before putting on a Penumbral Eclipse.
Nov 13, 2020
Week commencing 16 November 2020
A young crescent Moon meets the gas giants as the Pleiades Cluster reaches its best.
Nov 7, 2020
Week commencing 9 November 2020
The Northern Taurids reach their peak and the Moon makes friends in the morning sky.
Oct 30, 2020
Week commencing 2 November 2020
See all five naked eye planets in one night as the night sky's brightest star takes the stage.
Oct 24, 2020
Week commencing 26 October 2020
Halloween brings October's second Full Moon, but is it a Blue Moon?
Oct 17, 2020
Week commencing 19 October 2020
The Orionids are here! Halley's Comet brings us a reliable meteor shower with favourable conditions.
Oct 10, 2020
Week commencing 12 October 2020
Mars comes to opposition and the Orionid Meteor Shower begins.
Oct 3, 2020
Week commencing 5 October 2020
As Mars makes its closest approach to the Earth, a European spacecraft makes a big discovery under the martian ice.
Sep 26, 2020
Week commencing 28 September 2020
The Harvest Moon finally arrives before meeting Mars and Venus finds a bright partner in the stars.
Sep 19, 2020
Week commencing 21 September 2020
Could Venus host life? And the Harvest Moon takes shape.
Sep 12, 2020
Week commencing 14 September 2020
A beautiful morning conjunction kickstarts the week as dark skies return.
Sep 5, 2020
Week commencing 7 September 2020
Mars comes to a standstill as the Moon gets set for a stunning conjunction.
Aug 29, 2020
Week commencing 31 August 2020
September's Full Moon arrives, but it's not the Harvest Moon! And Mars blinks out of view for some.
Aug 22, 2020
Week commencing 24 August 2020
The growing Corn Moon visits the mighty Gas Giants and Mars passes a milestone.
Aug 14, 2020
Week commencing 17 August 2020
Go on the hunt for a naked eye cluster 25,000 light years away as the New Moon brings dark skies.
Aug 8, 2020
Week commencing 10 August 2020
The peak of the Perseids is here! Tune in for a complete guide to one of the year's best meteor showers.
Aug 1, 2020
Week commencing 3 August 2020
The Perseids begin as NEOWISE fades, and the Moon meets Mars for a close conjunction.
Jul 25, 2020
Week commencing 27 July 2020
A fleet of spacecraft blast off to Mars, and two meteor showers reach their peak.
Jul 18, 2020
Week commencing 20 July 2020
Comet NEOWISE continues to shine but did astronomers really discover a new star sign?
Jul 11, 2020
Week commencing 13 July 2020
Find Comet F3 NEOWISE with your unaided eye and watch a string of planets light up the sky.
Jul 4, 2020
Week commencing 6 July 2020
The Moon buddies up with the Gas Giants and Mars, and we find Hercules' Arrow in the Summer Triangle.
Jun 27, 2020
Week commencing 29 June 2020
The Buck Moon brushes antlers with the shadow of the Earth for another penumbral lunar eclipse.
Jun 20, 2020
Week commencing 22 June 2020
A new lunation begins as the planets shine for those who stay up late.
Jun 13, 2020
Week commencing 15 June 2020
The Moon occults both Venus and the Sun, and the June Solstice arrives.
Jun 6, 2020
Week commencing 8 June 2020
The Moon visits Jupiter, Saturn and Mars while Mercury slips toward the sunset.
May 30, 2020
Week commencing 1 June 2020
See Mercury at its best before the Full Strawberry Moon meets the shadow of the Earth.
May 23, 2020
Week commencing 25 May 2020
Venus leaves, Mercury arrives, and the celestial teapot pours milky tea.
May 15, 2020
Week commencing 18 May 2020
The New Moon arrives and Venus puts on one final performance in the evening sky.
May 9, 2020
Week commencing 11 May 2020
Venus begins to slip away as the heart of the Scorpion rises.
May 3, 2020
Week commencing 4 May 2020
The Full Flower Moon meets a meteor shower for a spectacular Solar System Double Bill.
Apr 26, 2020
Week commencing 27 April 2020
Venus is as its brightest as the Flower Moon begins to blossom.
Apr 18, 2020
Week commencing 20 April 2020
The New Moon is here, just in time for the Lyrid Meteor Shower!
Apr 11, 2020
Week commencing 13 April 2020
How to go stargazing in lockdown and looking back fifty years to Apollo 13.
Apr 3, 2020
Week commencing 6 April 2020
The 'Super' Pink Moon arrives and the Virgo salutes wine-lovers everywhere.
Mar 27, 2020
Week commencing 30 March 2020
Venus meets the Pleiades, Mars meets Saturn and we meet Spica.
Mar 22, 2020
Week commencing 23 March 2020
The Moon and Venus join the Pleiades and can you find the tuft of the Lion's tail?
Mar 13, 2020
Week commencing 16 March 2020
See an unmissable morning conjunction and look up for the Lion's tail.
Mar 6, 2020
Week commencing 9 March 2020
The Super Worm Moon arrives and Leo harbours a secret super-planet!
Mar 1, 2020
Week commencing 2 March 2020
Betelgeuse comes back from the brink and we seek out the Lion's heart.
Feb 21, 2020
Week commencing 24 February 2020
Why is February one day longer? And can you find the Hexagon?
Feb 14, 2020
Week commencing 17 February 2020
The mornings solar system has a busy week and we find the little dog.
Feb 7, 2020
Week commencing 10 February 2020
Mercury shines at sunset and we search for a heard of starry goats.
Feb 1, 2020
Week commencing 3 February 2020
'Supermoon' season begins with this week's Snow Moon and the twin clusters of Taurus light up the sky.
Jan 24, 2020
Week commencing 27 January 2020
The Moon meets Venus and we hunt for the Beehive Cluster.
Jan 17, 2020
Week commencing 20 January 2020
The New Moon brings the Chinese Lunar New Year and how similar are the twins of Gemini?
Jan 10, 2020
Week commencing 13 January 2020
Mars meets its rival in the morning sky, as the Moon passes bright Regulus.
Jan 3, 2020
Week commencing 6 January 2020
The very first eclipse of the new decade will be widely seen in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Dec 27, 2019
Week commencing 30 December 2019
The Quandrantid Meteor Shower kicks off a year of great stargazing as we look ahead to 2020.
Dec 20, 2019
Week commencing 23 December 2019
Go on the hunt for the night sky's most Christmassy star, as the Moon and Sun form a ring of fire over Asia.
Dec 13, 2019
Week commencing 16 December 2019
As the Geminids end, the Ursids begin, and the December solstice arrives bringing long nights to northern stargazers.
Dec 6, 2019
Week commencing 9 December 2019
Shooting stars and the Full Moon light up our skies as the Geminid Meteor Shower peaks.
Nov 29, 2019
Week commencing 2 December 2019
The Moon brightens and grows as the Geminid Meteor Shower begins.
Nov 22, 2019
Week commencing 25 November 2019
Find the Moon and five planets this week, just after sunset or just before sunrise.
Nov 15, 2019
Welcome to Star Signs, a weekly podcast about what you can see in the night sky above you, anywhere in the world.