GMOS Perfect Spiral

The Night Sky - In Detail

If you have mastered the seasonal starcharts, here’s more about about the sky tonight or in the coming months, including the changing positions of the Moon and planets that are visible to the naked eye:

Russell Eberst’s Skyview is a guide to the night sky this month.

Sky Tonight gives you starcharts (including planets and the Moon) for each month up to November 2013. Again, handy for planning ahead.

Two fabulous free online resources that you can use to “see” the night sky at any time in the future (or the past!) are:

Heavens Above - Real-time satellite and ISS orbital pass information, maps, and star charts.

Stellarium - Stellarium is a planetarium software that shows exactly what you see when you look up at the stars. It's easy to use, and free.