It’s not just stars, planets and meteors that fill our night sky. Our planet is also orbited by spacecraft that you can spot – if you know where and when, explains Professor Don Pollacco, the science coordinator for the upcoming space telescope PLATO.
There are some amazing myths and legends associated with one particularly interesting constellation: the Pleiades star cluster.
The sky above us changes constantly. It means that many objects are out of our view for much of the time – but when they are visible, it is amazing how much you can see. As Ashley Chrimes from Warwick’s Department of Physics explains, with a clear sky at the moment you may spot Mars, Jupiter and Saturn and it is even possible to snap a good photo of the Moon.
Shooting stars – or meteors - are some of the most magical features of the night sky. Professor Tom Marsh from the University of Warwick’s astrophysics team explains exactly what shooting stars are and the best way to see them.
A look at some of the most recognisable features in the night sky - the constellations. Patrick Cronin-Coltsmann, a PhD student from Warwick’s astrophysics team, takes us through some of the easiest to spot.