Star Signs: Go Stargazing!
By Tom Kerss
Star Signs is a weekly guide to what you can see in the night sky above you, from all over the world.
Week commencing 19 October 2020
The Orionids are here! Halley's Comet brings us a reliable meteor shower with favourable conditions.
Week commencing 12 October 2020
Mars comes to opposition and the Orionid Meteor Shower begins.
Week commencing 5 October 2020
As Mars makes its closest approach to the Earth, a European spacecraft makes a big discovery under the martian ice.
Week commencing 28 September 2020
The Harvest Moon finally arrives before meeting Mars and Venus finds a bright partner in the stars.
Week commencing 21 September 2020
Could Venus host life? And the Harvest Moon takes shape.
Week commencing 14 September 2020
A beautiful morning conjunction kickstarts the week as dark skies return.
Week commencing 7 September 2020
Mars comes to a standstill as the Moon gets set for a stunning conjunction.
Week commencing 31 August 2020
September's Full Moon arrives, but it's not the Harvest Moon! And Mars blinks out of view for some.
Week commencing 24 August 2020
The growing Corn Moon visits the mighty Gas Giants and Mars passes a milestone.
Week commencing 17 August 2020
Go on the hunt for a naked eye cluster 25,000 light years away as the New Moon brings dark skies.
Week commencing 10 August 2020
The peak of the Perseids is here! Tune in for a complete guide to one of the year's best meteor showers.
Week commencing 3 August 2020
The Perseids begin as NEOWISE fades, and the Moon meets Mars for a close conjunction.
Week commencing 27 July 2020
A fleet of spacecraft blast off to Mars, and two meteor showers reach their peak.
Week commencing 20 July 2020
Comet NEOWISE continues to shine but did astronomers really discover a new star sign?
Week commencing 13 July 2020
Find Comet F3 NEOWISE with your unaided eye and watch a string of planets light up the sky.
Week commencing 6 July 2020
The Moon buddies up with the Gas Giants and Mars, and we find Hercules' Arrow in the Summer Triangle.
Week commencing 29 June 2020
The Buck Moon brushes antlers with the shadow of the Earth for another penumbral lunar eclipse.
Week commencing 22 June 2020
A new lunation begins as the planets shine for those who stay up late.
Week commencing 15 June 2020
The Moon occults both Venus and the Sun, and the June Solstice arrives.
Week commencing 8 June 2020
The Moon visits Jupiter, Saturn and Mars while Mercury slips toward the sunset.
Week commencing 1 June 2020
See Mercury at its best before the Full Strawberry Moon meets the shadow of the Earth.
Week commencing 25 May 2020
Venus leaves, Mercury arrives, and the celestial teapot pours milky tea.
Week commencing 18 May 2020
The New Moon arrives and Venus puts on one final performance in the evening sky.
Week commencing 11 May 2020
Venus begins to slip away as the heart of the Scorpion rises.
Week commencing 4 May 2020
The Full Flower Moon meets a meteor shower for a spectacular Solar System Double Bill.
Week commencing 27 April 2020
Venus is as its brightest as the Flower Moon begins to blossom.
Week commencing 20 April 2020
The New Moon is here, just in time for the Lyrid Meteor Shower!
Week commencing 13 April 2020
How to go stargazing in lockdown and looking back fifty years to Apollo 13.
Week commencing 6 April 2020
The 'Super' Pink Moon arrives and the Virgo salutes wine-lovers everywhere.
Week commencing 30 March 2020
Venus meets the Pleiades, Mars meets Saturn and we meet Spica.
Week commencing 23 March 2020
The Moon and Venus join the Pleiades and can you find the tuft of the Lion's tail?
Week commencing 16 March 2020
See an unmissable morning conjunction and look up for the Lion's tail.
Week commencing 9 March 2020
The Super Worm Moon arrives and Leo harbours a secret super-planet!
Week commencing 2 March 2020
Betelgeuse comes back from the brink and we seek out the Lion's heart.
Week commencing 24 February 2020
Why is February one day longer? And can you find the Hexagon?
Week commencing 17 February 2020
The mornings solar system has a busy week and we find the little dog.
Week commencing 10 February 2020
Mercury shines at sunset and we search for a heard of starry goats.
Week commencing 3 February 2020
'Supermoon' season begins with this week's Snow Moon and the twin clusters of Taurus light up the sky.
Week commencing 27 January 2020
The Moon meets Venus and we hunt for the Beehive Cluster.
Week commencing 20 January 2020
The New Moon brings the Chinese Lunar New Year and how similar are the twins of Gemini?
Week commencing 13 January 2020
Mars meets its rival in the morning sky, as the Moon passes bright Regulus.
Week commencing 6 January 2020
The very first eclipse of the new decade will be widely seen in Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Week commencing 30 December 2019
The Quandrantid Meteor Shower kicks off a year of great stargazing as we look ahead to 2020.
Week commencing 23 December 2019
Go on the hunt for the night sky's most Christmassy star, as the Moon and Sun form a ring of fire over Asia.
Week commencing 16 December 2019
As the Geminids end, the Ursids begin, and the December solstice arrives bringing long nights to northern stargazers.
Week commencing 9 December 2019
Shooting stars and the Full Moon light up our skies as the Geminid Meteor Shower peaks.
Week commencing 2 December 2019
The Moon brightens and grows as the Geminid Meteor Shower begins.
Week commencing 25 November 2019
Find the Moon and five planets this week, just after sunset or just before sunrise.
Welcome to Star Signs, a weekly podcast about what you can see in the night sky above you, anywhere in the world.