The Astronomy Group meet on the 2nd Monday in the month. Barry Linton is the Group's Leader.
As the nights get shorter there is still much to see. Venus will be shining brightly in the west after sunset throughout the spring and summer this year.
The planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars are all close in the sky low in the south this year. We have already had a look at them through our telescope just before dawn in early April, but by June we can see them around midnight....when it ought to a bit warmer!
We will have our stargazing evenings whenever skies permit, which we do jointly with the Shoebury U3A Astronomy Group.
In May the Plough is high overhead in mid-evening, and the constellation of Leo the Lion dominates the southern sky.
At the May meeting we will be talking about the planet Jupiter and its moons and looking at some of the fantastic photos recently sent back by the Juno probe.