BBC Sky at Night

THE SKY GUIDE CHALLENGE

his month’s challenge is to record the current meeting between bright planets Jupiter and Saturn, and the very dim dwarf planet Pluto. Where Jupiter and Saturn are easy to spot with the naked eye, to see Pluto visually requires a large aperture instrument. There

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Seeing a fireball is special – but meteorites are magic. Beyond the rich scientific yield we get, they provide an unusually physical connection to the cosmos above. I became an astronomer because I love staring at the night sky and wondering what els