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.


Find out what the furthest thing you can see in space with the eye is in this month’s Sky Watch – but you’ll need the help of a winged horse and a princess too.

It’s also the month when there are more shooting stars with meteor showers increasing towards the middle of the month.  Definitely worth a look if you get the opportunity. 

Find out more in this month’s Sky Watch.

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.