Tag Archives: Orion (Constellation)

Star Count 2020

From the 21st to the 28th February 2020, The Countryside Charity are asking people around the UK to join a citizen-science project. Anybody can take part – all you need to do is count how many stars you can see with your eyes (no telescope needed!) in the constellation of Orion. For more information please […] Continue Reading »

Clear skies tonight – please count the stars and help us save them

We have received an update from Emma Marrington (Senior Rural Policy Campaigner at the Campaign to Protect Rural England), regarding the Star Count for National Astronomy Week 2014 (which runs until 8th March). Tuesday 4 March 2014 Good afternoon Last weekend, I went out and took a look at the night sky to see how […] Continue Reading »

Getting started in Astronomy (Part 2), by Steve Southern

Continuing on from last month let’s look at how some more of the more obvious constellations and stars can be used as pointers and sign posts in the night sky. Let’s go back to the Plough which is part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Great Bear. The 2 pointer stars point towards Polaris, the […] Continue Reading »