Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

We meet at
Rectory Cottages,    (their web site)
Church Green Road,
Bletchley,
Milton Keynes MK3 6BJ.

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Next meeting 8:00pm on Friday 18 April is Astro Oscars Night (14th edition) - see notes in Milton Keynes Astronomers below

All our meetings are open to the public and visitors are always welcome.

April Observations:

Five-day weather outlook for local observers
Monday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
 
Tuesday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
 
Wednesday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
 
Thursday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
 
Friday 01:00 04:00 07:00 10:00 13:00 16:00 19:00 22:00
 
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence, generated by the Met. Office on Mon 21st April at 02:00

The sky over Milton Keynes as calculated by YourSky at FourmiLab

The Sun
SDO HMI
continuum
Lasco C3 EIT 195 Magnetogram
click for Soho MDI continuum image click for Soho Lasco C3 image click for Soho EIT 195 image click for Soho MDI Magnetogram image
  The Moon
 Apr 07
 Apr 15
 Apr 22
 Apr 29

Planets

Mercury : Not easy to see this month, low down in the south east pre-dawn sky at the start of the month, then getting too close to the sun at the end

Venus : Venus is currently appearing as the Morning Star. Not very high but too bright to miss.

Mars : Mars comes to Opposition in Virgo on April 8th so visible for most of the night

Jupiter : Jupiter is well past opposition, but still high up and shining brightly in Gemini.

Saturn : Saturn has switched to the morning sky and now lurks down in Libra.

Meteors : Lyrids are April's treat, peaking on the 22nd. The moon will be out of the way until about 3am

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