A monthly guide to our dark skies by Geoff Burt

Written by Petersphere resident, astronomical expert and amateur astronomer Geoff Burt, every month Shine Radio presents a Sky Watch of our unique dark skies.

Let Shine Radio open up the wonder of Petersfield’s night skies for magical star-gazing from your doorstep, in Sky Watch.


Welcome to Shine Radio’s Sky Watch, a monthly summary of night sky events for stargazers in and around Petersfield.

The Summer Solstice occurs on the 21st of June and there’s a mysterious local connection. Listen to this month’s Sky Watch to find out what it is and why we need to travel way back in time.

Who is Geoff Burt?

Geoff Burt has been an active member of the Hampshire Astronomical Group, is a mentor for the Open University ‘Moons of our Solar System’ online course and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society in 2009. He lives locally.