Calendar of events 2013
Saturday, 16th March
Observation of the star clusters from Auriga and Perseus. Jupiter is still visible west in Taurus between the Pleiades and Aldebaran. The crescent moon sets in the western horizon.
Saturday, 23rd March
The constellations of Leo, Cancer and Gemini. Observation of lunar craters and formations. Jupiter low in the west.
Saturday, 30th March
Evening observation of the galaxies M51, M64, M65, M81, M82.
Saturday, 6th April
The Galaxies of the Ursa Major (Great Bear), M81, M82 and M51 in the Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs).
Saturday, 13th April
Andromeda with M31 and the constellations of the spring sky. Saturn in the east in the constellation Libra.
Saturday, 20th April
Observation of the constellations of Gemini and the clusters from Auriga. Saturn's south-east at 25 degrees above the horizon. Observation of the Moon.
Saturday, 27th April
Observation of the constellations of Boötes and the galaxies of the Virgo. Saturn in Libra.
Saturday, 4th May
The constellation of the Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs) with M51 and M3, Boötes and Hercules with M13 and M92.
Saturday, 11th May
Observation of the clusters from Auriga, Gemini and other objects from the deep sky.
Saturday, 18th May
The Virgo, Boötes and the Coma Berenices. The globular clusters M3, M13 and M92. First Quarter Moon.
Saturday, 25th May
The galaxy of Virgo and Leo. Full Moon. Saturn east in the constellation of Virgo.
Saturday, 1st June
The sky in the northeast with M13, M92 and M57. Saturn in Virgo.
Saturday, 8th June
The constellations of late spring. The Ophiuchus, the Serpens and the Libra.
Saturday, 15th June
Observation of the constellations of late spring. To the east the stars Vega, Altair and Deneb of the Summer Triangle and the double star Albireo. Moon next to the first quarter in Leo and Saturn in Virgo.
Saturday, 22nd June
Constellations of early summer: Lyra, Vulpecula, Draco, Corona Borealis. The nebulae M57, M27. In the southeast the full Moon.
Saturday, 29th June
Observation of Lyra, Vulpecula, Sagitta, Mars and Saturn in Virgo.
Saturday, 6th July
Milky Way. The summer constellations: Cygnus with the double star Albireo, Aquila and objects of the summer sky. Saturn in the south-west.
Saturday, 13th July
In the west set the Virgin and the Lion in the not yet fully dark sky. Crescent Moon at Sunset.
Saturday, 20 July
In the east rises the Great Square of Pegasus. Observation of the small constellations Equuleus, Delphinus, Vulpecula and Scutum. Observation of the craters of the Moon in the growing phase.
Saturday, 27th July
Observation of the star clusters of Scorpio, Sagittarius and the galaxies Ursa Major. Saturn low in the western horizon.
Saturday, 3rd August
In the west sets the constellation of Virgo. In the east Cassiopeia and Andromeda with the galaxy M31.
Saturday, 10th August
Observation of the Perseids, the "shooting stars of August" meteoric dust released by the comet Suift-Tuttle.
Saturday, 17th August
The small constellations of the Dolphin, Equuleus and Sagitta. In the south Sagittarius with the Trifid Nebula M20 and the Lagoon Nebula M8.
Saturday, 24th August
The Milky Way and the open cluster of Sagittarius and Scorpio.
Saturday, 31st August
Pegasus, the great square with M15. In the east Cassiopeia and Andromeda with M31.
Saturday, 7th September
The constellations of the sky almost as high as the zenith: the Cepheus. Hercules with M13 and M92, and the Lyra with the planetary nebula M57. The Cygnus with the double star Albireo.
Saturday, 14th September
Ursa Major (Great Bear) at the northern horizon. In the east the triangle with the Galaxy M 33, Perseus with the double cluster and the small constellation of Aries.
Saturday, 21st September
Observation of nebulas and galaxies with the 61 cm telescope. Uranus in the east in Pisces and Neptune in Aquarius.
Saturday, 28th September
In the west approach at sunset the constellations of Hercules, Sagittarius and Ophiuchus. The small constellations Delphinus, Sagitta, Equuleus, and Vulpecula.
Saturday, 5th October
Observation of the autumn sky: globular clusters, nebulae and galaxies. In the south the constellations of Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Saturday, 12th October
Objects and constellations of Aquila, Cygnus, Lyra, Ophiuchus, Andromeda and Cassiopeia. Jupiter returns visible above the eastern horizon.
Saturday, 19th October
Observation of the crescent moon close to sunset. Uranus and Neptune.
These notes are for guidance only. During the evenings at the observatory it’s possible to ask the experts to point the telescope to the objects they like. It’s also possible to ask for clarifications regarding constellations, planets and other objects in the sky.