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.


Happy new year and welcome to Sky Watch as we begin another new orbit of the Sun!

January is probably the best time to observe the constellation of mighty Taurus the Bull, well-placed due south around mid-evening throughout the month.

Find out how to find Taurus as well as which planets you can view in January as local astronomical expert and amateur astronomer Geoff Burt takes you on a tour of our night sky.

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.