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.

July

Discover how to view the Moon inside a teapot with the Milky Way looking like the steam coming out of the spout in this month’s Sky Watch.

The month of July brings the second half of Noctilucent Cloud season and there’s the chance of more Northern Lights sightings too. Tune in to Sky Watch to open up the wonder of Petersfield’s night skies for magical star-gazing from your doorstep in 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.