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Welcome to the July night sky. The warm nights of this month offer the ideal conditions for all-night stargazing.

If you look towards the south in the early evening, we have the milky way...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. It occurs when the Sun reaches its highest point in the daylight sky and therefore we have the...

Welcome to the May night sky. The big event of this month is the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun. These transits of Mercury can only happen at the moment during the months of May or...

Welcome to the April night sky. This is the month when we have the chance to spot the elusive planet Mercury. It will be visible during the first two weeks of the month just after sunset, low on...

Welcome to the March night sky. This is the month of the spring equinox when the sun passes the celestial equator travelling northwards. It marks the end of winter in the northern hemisphere and...

Welcome to the February night sky. This month the early evening heavens are dominated by the gas giant planet Jupiter. This planet is just one month away from opposition and this means that it...

Much has happened during 2015, a year that has been highlighted by forest fires and the flooding in the Algarve. The year has also been marked by some significant crime arrests and drug seizures...

Welcome to the January night sky. This month the nights are long and dark, with the winter Milky Way well in view. This band of faint starlight can be seen in the south and passes almost overhead...

Welcome to the December night sky. This month is host to the longest, darkest nights of the year in the northern hemisphere. The reason for this is the winter Solstice that occurs in 2015 on...

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