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Welcome to the August night sky. Still visible almost overhead during early evenings, the three bright stars of the Summer Triangle are unmistakable. At the same time, with the low down in the...

Welcome to the July night sky. This month we only have two bright planets visible in the early evening sky. These are Mars and Saturn.

Mars is getting fainter now as its orbit takes it...

Since the loss of BBC and ITV channels earlier this year, television viewers throughout the Algarve and other parts of Europe have been frantically searching for alternative ways to watch their...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month of the longest days and the shortest nights of the year in the northern hemisphere. In fact, north of 60º latitude it does not get fully dark and...

Welcome to the May night sky. This month we have an opportunity to spot the fast-moving planet Mercury. This object is always difficult to see as its orbit means that it is never far from the Sun...

Welcome to the April night sky. This month at last we have plenty of activity in the evening sky. Firstly, the giant planet Jupiter, still in the constellation of Gemini, is visible in the east...

Welcome to the March night sky. This is the month of the Spring Equinox when the Sun passes the celestial equator heading north. This marks the end of winter in the northern hemisphere and the...

Scientists working out of Aveiro University have come up with an innovative way forward with eggshells.

They have discovered a way to turn crushed eggshells into ceramic products, like...

Welcome to the February night sky. Generally this is a poor month for observing planets, as only giant Jupiter is easily seen in the early evening, shining brightly high up in the south at...

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