Ancient rocks, the night sky and giant trolls – BBC News

Ancient rocks, the night sky and giant trolls - BBC News

By Niall McCracken BBC News IS 1 hour ago To play this content, please enable JavaScript, or try a different browser video caption, Local historians are raising awareness of this site’s fascinating astronomical connections It may seem unlikely, but a visit to an ancient Neolithic site in rural County Tyrone can evolve into a journey … Read more

Astrophotography in July 2023: what to photograph in the night sky this coming month

Astrophotography in July 2023: what to photograph in the night sky this coming month

There is little or no astronomical darkness at the beginning of July in northern latitudes, some astrophotographers this moon can be thought of as a write-off for creating images of the night sky. Incapable! July is one of the best few months of the year to capture the Milky Way high in the sky as … Read more

How to see comet E1 ATLAS high in the night sky in July near the Little Dipper

an illustration showing a comet near Ursa Minor, the little dipper

A relatively newly discovered comet makes for a tantalizing skywatching target this summer. Comet C/2023 E1 ATLAS was discovered in March 2023 by the Asteroid Terrestrial-Impact Last Alert System (ATLAS), funded by NASA and operated by the University of Hawaii. This array of four telescopes spread across Hawaii, Chile and South Africa scans the sky … Read more