Observing sessions at Lacock
Wiltshire Astronomical Society Observing Sessions 2017 – 2018
Date Moon Phase Observing Topic
2017
22nd  September No moon Saturn low down to the south west, with deep sky targets such as M’s 57, 56, 27, 13, 92, 34 and Cr399
20th October New Moon Deep sky with targets such as M’s 76, 15, 103 and the Double Cluster.
13th November A spectacular conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible in the morning sky. The two bright planets will be extremely close, appearing only 0.3 degrees apart.
24th November Quarter moon sets 21:30 Lunar targets and some deep sky objects M’s 36, 37, 38, Orion rising, Cassiopeia and Cepheus.
13th – 14th December Geminids meteor shower
28th December Christmas Session with Moon Lunar targets and brighter deep sky objects
2018
26th January Waxing gibbous Lunar targets and brighter deep sky objects
23rd February Half Moon Lunar targets and brighter deep sky objects
23rd March Half moon Lunar targets and brighter deep sky objects
20th April Waxing Crescent Deep sky objects in the Great Bear and Leo
18th May Slim Crescent Jupiter low in the south east, and the return of the Summer Triangle