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Find Jupiter easily this Sunday evening - A chance alignment of Jupiter will appear right next to our moon on Sunday (11th) evening - they're working their way to align from our perspective right now, and it'll be the brightest thing(s) in the sky once the sun has set. If we get clear enough s John G Jun 9, 2017 6:57 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Clear night - (Deliberately sent to everybody.) My 8YO son and I came along on Monday, and I want to say a big thank you. He was made to feel very welcome, used some “fancy” telescopes to see the moon, Jupiter and its moo jdaw1 Apr 5, 2017 10:57 PM
Clear night - Tonight is shaping up to be quite a clear night, unfortunately I haven't been free to organise a local event for it but if you haven't looked out already, I recommend you do - its a good night to see the moon, Jupiter and stars even from a brightly lit John G Apr 5, 2017 9:37 PM
Stargazing tonight - Hello, I got a new telescope and was wondering if anyone wants to join for some stargazing tonight. Let me know, Janay Janay Mar 25, 2017 6:17 PM
Blackheath stargazing tonight - The semi-regular Blackheath stargazing meet run by people from Flamsteed group is on tonight. It's just north of Talbot Place on the common (nearest postcode SE3 0TZ). I only just found it was on tonight but sorry for the last minute noti John G Feb 17, 2017 6:18 PM
Clear sky tonight! - It looks like it'll be a clear sky tonight, and I'm more confident than I was on Saturday. There should still be a few Perseid meteors flying by but they will be rarer to see in London as it is away from the peak now. John G Aug 15, 2016 6:09 PM
Summer nights - Hi all. We look to have a couple of evenings this week - tonight being one of them with a good chance of clear skies, but I think it's still a challenge to stay out late enough/travel back for most of you to be able to see any stars (plan John G Jul 18, 2016 10:55 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Good skies tonight and tomorrow (so far..) - HI all, I'd be keen to meet on Tooting Co David H. Mar 17, 2016 10:44 AM
Good skies tonight and tomorrow (so far..) - Looks like tonight (and tomorrow perhaps even better as there'll be less wind) should be clear skies hurrah! I haven't planned anything yet as the next few days are going to be really busy for me - am interviewing and in between contr John G Mar 16, 2016 2:55 PM
BBC2 Stargazing Live is back! and, Come stargaze with us in Regents Park! - This coming week, Stargazing Live is back on BBC2, Tues 12 – Thurs 14 January, 9pm. Its one of the astronomy TV highlights of the year for me so I'll be watching it/DVR-ing it (whichever day the BSIA event is on). There's also the Baker Stree John G Jan 9, 2016 4:14 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Best wishes for the festive season and new year - Thanks for the email John. Season's Greetings and Clear Skies to you and ask the group. X -------- Original message -------- From: John G Sue C. Dec 25, 2015 1:56 AM
Best wishes for the festive season and new year - Tonight seems like one of the rare few partly clear nights, the moon is almost full and its quite beautiful out there. Lets hope the new year brings some good nights and I look forward to more events in January with you all. If you get anything to help John G Dec 24, 2015 6:21 PM
Geminids? - Good day stargazers London! Saw 4 shooting stars last night--anyone watching over there?  Roommate thinks it's the Pleiades shower and a page online says it's the Geminids. ???? NewtonsBenefactor Dec 15, 2015 2:31 PM
Baker Street Irregulars meet tomorrow (25th), Regents Park - Now they've decided which day it'll be, and as my meetup group's event was just updated  and not re-announced by meetup, you might not have seen that the Regents Park astronomy meet that I really enjoy going to and has a good number of people attendin John G Nov 24, 2015 7:30 PM
Fwd: Enceladus plume composition - --> ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Michael Norton < michaelanortonster@gma NewtonsBenefactor Nov 11, 2015 8:52 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Neon Moon tonight?! - the moon did not appear to have any unusual lighting around it - not that I could see. but i DID see the mars-venus-jupiter show at dawn this morning. it was spectacular!  On Sun, Rohini C. Nov 1, 2015 7:51 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Neon Moon tonight?! - Frustrating it was last night for cloud cover prevented me from observing the Moon.  Anyone else have a look?   On Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 10:53 AM, Michael Norton &l NewtonsBenefactor Nov 1, 2015 7:35 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Neon Moon tonight?! - Moon may appear strangely lit tonight not only due to little Halloween monsters but also because, NewtonsBenefactor Oct 31, 2015 2:53 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Moon looks good tonight! - Would love to On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 3:52 AM, mojaffer527 < [address removed] > wrote: NewtonsBenefactor Oct 29, 2015 12:48 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Moon looks good tonight! - SO CLEAR that I could see the biospheres on it that we have yet to build!!! On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 4:17 PM, Michael Norton < NewtonsBenefactor Oct 28, 2015 8:18 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Moon looks good tonight! - Moon was gorgeous last night too--very clear and silvery, with scattered racy clouds hurrying over it as it rained........... On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 3:46 PM, Michael Norton NewtonsBenefactor Oct 28, 2015 8:17 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Moon looks good tonight! - Just lookin'  the math I've got the Neutrino numbers produced by each outer planet from Jupiter to Nept/& Uran. -- Saturn of course is the knockout after the Sun!   Anyone going to Sweden this December?  I am still unable to NewtonsBenefactor Oct 28, 2015 7:47 PM
Moon looks good tonight! - I wasn't expecting the skies to be clear tonight  but they're good enough for a pretty as-good-as-full moon. Also if you're up early (pre-dawn) in the next few days then Jupiter and Venus and Mars are all in close conjunction low John G Oct 28, 2015 7:40 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Meet this weekend - Clear skies (Quite possibly) - Hello John Thanks so much for the updates...this one Kay Sep 25, 2015 11:57 PM
Meet this weekend - Clear skies (Quite possibly) - So the weather forecast looks good for the weekend and I'm hoping we can get out and make use of the skies. Maybe a bit of daytime sun viewing too? When would you all find best? (Watch out for what email address you're replying to btw John G Sep 25, 2015 11:08 PM
Meetup details changed: Clear Skies, Streatham Common - sun+planets - My apologies, when I created this event in a hurry this morning, I didn't set the date and it chose one for me. I meant I was going to go out TONIGHT and am expecting the skies to be clear for it. So its ultra-last-minute now, but anyo John G Sep 19, 2015 6:14 PM
Blood moon/lunar eclipse - First, tonight looks like we may have a chance to see some skies - at least, until later on in the evening. Last night I took advantage of the patches of sky late on to see the moon and find Uranus which is pretty close to it at present and n John G Sep 2, 2015 7:37 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear enough skies tonight - It's in the sky, just "southeasterly" of Cassoipeia right now, so forwarding to you folks for your viewing pleasure--I saw it last night for a bit.  I have been calling it (the planet) Emmata , newly discovered, this ce NewtonsBenefactor Aug 22, 2015 2:31 PM
Clear enough skies tonight - We appear to have some clear enough skies tonight for some stargazing and I for one will be trying to make some use of it. Not sure where yet, but I thought it was my duty to point it out if you hadn't noticed and I'm sure we all wish John G Aug 21, 2015 9:00 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Meteors again tonight! - Hello John + London Stargazers Groupies whom I look forward to meeting in person someday soon, I saw another one walking up the hill here in Virginia last night; this one was a long, colorful streamer.  Relatively slow moving--much NewtonsBenefactor Aug 15, 2015 11:33 PM
Meteors again tonight! - We had a good meet on Wednesday with some fairly clear skies (barring the haze) and saw shooting stars; the Perseids are still active (a bit less than Wednesday night but still quite a few per hour if you're in a dark spot). Tonight looks to be really John G Aug 15, 2015 6:35 PM
CORRECTION - *NEXT* week Thursday (23rd) - Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (other group) - Apologies, but I had to correct the meet - its NEXT Thursday (23rd) not this week.. So excuse this quick email to make sure you're aware. http://www.meetup.com/swl-star­gazers/events John G Jul 14, 2015 2:44 PM
Venus Jupiter and impromptu sunspot watching tonight in Tooting - I hope anyone watching Venus and Jupiter last night got to see them before the clouds took over (shortly after 9.30 I think). They'll still be around tonight but not so close - perhaps a degree or two apart at a guess. I John G Jul 1, 2015 8:40 PM
Stargazing Live is back! - First, welcome to our new members! We're now at 220 of you and the bigger we are, the easier it is to create events worth organising a group for, and of course the more people to learn and share between so its good to see the numbers still growing. We John G Mar 18, 2015 3:36 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] The stars are out! - Just in case, if anyone wants to join me on Streatham common for stargazing, I will be there in a while. Let me know in advance on[masked] if you want to join us. If not no worries, but if you do, Please let me know wit John G Mar 4, 2015 8:13 PM
The stars are out! - The weather has returned to being ever so slightly more predictable this week and while I wasn't able to organise anything tonight, I might be interested in tomorrow (Wednesday) for a meet. We do have a lot going on the next John G Mar 3, 2015 8:20 PM
Happy Christmas/holiday season and clear skies to you all! - All, Hope your festive season is going well. If you received any new astronomy equipment I hope you are starting to enjoy it, if you need any help then do make use of our message board or other astronomy groups or local shop experts. There are John G Dec 27, 2014 11:48 PM
Lets hunt some Gemini's meteors (shooting stars) tomorrow (Sunday, if weather ok) - Let's go meteor watching tomorrow (assuming sky at least a little clear) - its the bright Geminids, one of the biggest showers of the year. I've picked the location (Streatham Common) and set it for 7.45 Sunday evening. For more details, see the f John G Dec 13, 2014 11:55 AM
Clear night and full moon - Unfortunately those two things (from this email's subject) combine to make it hard to see many stars and deep sky objects like galaxies and nebulae, and I'm otherwise busy tonight so I can't plan a moon-watching or stargazing event, but don't let me st John G Dec 6, 2014 5:03 PM
New Meetup: Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (other group) - Announcing a new Meetup for SW London Stargazers! What : http://www.meetup.com/swl-stargazers/events/215570502/ ">Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (other group) When : Monday John G Oct 25, 2014 5:58 PM
Sunday clear evening likely? - After being unsure and mixed forecasts when comparing for tomorrow, it seems we might get some ok skies tomorrow for viewing. Unfortunately I've come down with a cold, so don't feel ready to stand outside for periods or organise an event, but i John G Sep 7, 2014 12:45 AM
Meetup Cancelled: Some Clear Skies, Streatham Common Stargazing - It seems tonight's meet in Streatham is not to be, I'm writing in case anyone was considering turning up at the last minute. Next time then - don't forget the social at the Weekend.   John G Sep 4, 2014 6:08 PM
Moon/Saturn conjunction tonight - Hi all, especially to our newer members. The moon is in conjunction tonight with Saturn and it might well be clear enough to see - attached image (if it survives the meet up list forwarding) demonstrates relative positions. John G Aug 31, 2014 6:11 PM
Clarifying: (Wednesday) Clear Skies, Local Streatham Common - I was a bit lazy copying this event and so to avoid confusion from some of the description, it's date was right and I've updated the text to be clear. It's Wednesday... Apologies if you misread. John. John G Jul 22, 2014 8:28 PM
Clear Tonight - In case you hadn't been checking, tonight seems like a really clear sky for stargazing. Of course it still gets dark late, and not all that dark either really. We are only just after solstice after all. I'd love to do some more meets during the John G Jul 1, 2014 10:40 PM
Sunny side down stargazing - So its sunny for once! Hurrah. While the stormy weather more recently made it impractical to organise anything (the couple of evenings where it cleared up quite late on weren't really suitable for a casual mid-week meet), it seems we might have a chanc John G May 16, 2014 6:09 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Ah. The short notice again. Other people need to get in there faster than me and suggest one earlier if things like this are to happen that people can plan for better. I have one guy with a car in Tooting say he's up for meeting up. John G Apr 9, 2014 7:20 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Hi Lawrence.  I've also got  15 x70 binoculars.  Tooting common might be closer and I've had a small meet there a while ago with a couple turning up. Skies don't look too bad now. Are you experienced? John G Apr 9, 2014 7:15 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Grr! Too short notice. Would have to travel for ages to get my kit and bring it down to SW??. John M. Apr 9, 2014 6:37 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Mars tonight? - Laurence Apr 9, 2014 5:01 PM
Mars tonight? - It may be clear night again tonight. was quite good last night but I was left wishing I had a scope! Its late notice but does anyone feel in the mood to stargaze? Where?   John G. (organiser) John G Apr 9, 2014 3:58 PM
Recommendation for a pocket sized guide - Hi guys, can anyone recommend a good pocket sized guide to the night sky? Ross +44 [masked] [address removed] rosshuggett.com twitter.com/rosshuggett Ross H. Apr 2, 2014 11:37 AM
Lunar eclipse (but early morning) - In case anyone gets up early or is ready to, there's a full lunar eclipse we'll be able to see the start of in London coming up in April (15th), starting at 4.55am. This is where the Earth eclipses the Moon (if you were between the Sun and the Earth, t John G Mar 31, 2014 2:28 PM
Astronomy week events in London, Guildford - Hi all, an update about some other events going on this week I thought you might appreciate to know about (if you didn't already from following others), as part of/related to Astronomy Week. Tomorrow, Saturday 8 March, Flamsteed astronomy socie John G Mar 7, 2014 8:20 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies - PS the moon's already visible, and only a tiny sliver lit and binoculars always make the moon look much more interesting; plus it won't get in our way with too much light as it gets darker :) John. John G Feb 2, 2014 4:57 PM
Clear skies - The weather said this afternoon would be clear but I wasn't sure whether to believe it. I think I read it wouldn't stay as nice later, but it does look hopeful. If I wasn't so busy at home I'd love to organise a social/see what happens regarding weathe John G Feb 2, 2014 4:50 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Photography-walk competition, BtS access to observatories (Hampshire, others) - All, I hope we can, Grandecamala! :) I really need to set up (maybe I can program one myself, as a software/web developer) a twitter-based or similar notifier for good clear sky evenings (or good chance of) 2 or 3 evenings ahead John G Jan 29, 2014 1:01 PM
R: [swl-stargazers] Photography-walk competition, BtS access to observatories (Hampshire, others) - Are we planning to gaze at this supernova? and Jupiter as well? Cheers luigi grandecamala Jan 28, 2014 7:52 PM
Photography-walk competition, BtS access to observatories (Hampshire, others) - Hi, it's a while since I've shared/set up much for the group and the clear skies last night (if I wasn't so busy/tired) inspired me a bit. Was anyone out looking for the new student-discovered supernova in binoculars (or &# John G Jan 28, 2014 4:27 PM
Clear skies and bbc stargazing - We've got grest clear skies tonight so if you're not out with us (I just got here) at the Baker Street group meet in Regent's Park or wrapped up warm to watch BBC Stargazing Live at 8.00 (BBC2) then why not take a peek outside with any tools you have, John G Jan 9, 2014 8:14 PM
Happy Christmas stargazing! - Hope you're all having an enjoyable Christmas/holiday season. The weather obviously hasn't been great for astronomy here in UK, though I unintentionally woke at 4am this morning and it was wonderfully clear, and tonight (now, even) seems quite good and John G Dec 25, 2013 5:57 PM
Update and - Hi all, welcome to our newer members too. The sky looks fairly clear tonight, but of course there's going to be some big bangs and flashes too around London with the fireworks. This week is the Regent's Park meet that I usually get to and expec John G Nov 2, 2013 8:12 PM
Moon eclipse and the BBC - This Friday (18 October) there is a "penumbral" eclipse of the moon, which can only occur at full moon when the sun,moon and earth are closely aligned. The BBC are filming their " Moore Moon Marathon programme " to coincide with it (wea John G Oct 17, 2013 12:00 AM
Clear night tonight and welcome to new members - Welcome to our new members since my last email to you all (they're very occasional so don't worry, you won't be regularly spammed in this group!). Tonight looks like being a very clear night and while it's probably a bit too late to organise mu John G Sep 23, 2013 7:28 PM
Is the weather teasing us? - Having just postponed the meet for tomorrow (albeit with noone left coming), the sky right now is amazingly cloud-free in central London right now. I expect its too last-minute to organise anything, and I'm busy for a couple more hours still anyway. Bu John G May 15, 2013 8:58 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies tonight! - ** Tonight! ** Again today and tonight the weather has smiled on us. While I'm ending up with quite a late dinner, I'm thinking I might well wander to Tooting/Streatham Common this evening later on with my binoculars John G Apr 20, 2013 8:39 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies tonight! - Yes, the sky is great tonight, I'm going out for a short while. Saturday's forecast is promising too. I'm considering going out to the edge of London at the North end of the Piccadilly line to reduce light pollution. There is a Gabor Apr 18, 2013 9:08 PM
Clear skies tonight! - Well its been a busy week for me, and some of us were at the 150-turnout regent's park meet last night with a mix of cloud and clear patches in the sky. But tonight is so clear, I'll have my binoculars out for sure; if you're free tonight then John G Apr 18, 2013 8:57 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] Clear Skies - Ronald (and to others from the group - note: replies go to the mailing list for everyone who chose/defaulted to be on it), Thanks for the suggestion. At the moment I have no plan to extend the group to cove John G Apr 3, 2013 12:42 AM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Clear Skies - Hey, Maybe you could rename the group Lon Ronald G. Apr 2, 2013 7:45 PM
Clear Skies - After last nights clear skies (about 90% I'd say), its a shame noone's ready to meet up; but why not pop out anyway and find the darkest spot near you where you feel safe. Even from your window can be useful. If you're not doing anything else, John G Apr 2, 2013 7:10 PM
New Meetup: Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (3rd-party hosted) - Announcing a new Meetup for SW London Stargazers! What : Join "Baker Street Irregulars" (3rd-party hosted) When : Wednesday, March 13, 2 John G Mar 12, 2013 9:49 AM
Comets - We're doing very well for big rocks in our little patch of the solar system this year! After the Russian hit and the near-pass of 2012DA14 on the same day in February, this month we have a fainter one in the Western skies shortly after sunset, John G Mar 8, 2013 6:12 PM
Asteroid 2012DA14 - visible tonight in binoculars/scope - There's been a little fuss in the media recently over the various comets and asteroids that'll be coming our way in 2013.   Well, the first noticable one is made newsworthy because its coming very close to us (in solar system terms, bu John G Feb 15, 2013 6:14 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Jupiter conjunction with our moon tonight, andCLEAR SKIES! - Hello! I've just had a look through my rather old binoculars: though I couldn't identify Sophie Jan 21, 2013 11:37 PM
Jupiter conjunction with our moon tonight, and CLEAR SKIES! - After so many cloudy nights, the sky has cleared for tonight's conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter - at 3am they get the closest, but they're very close already. If you've never identified or seen Jupiter before, take a look out at the clear da John G Jan 21, 2013 9:52 PM
New Year, New Stargazers - Happy new year to you all! This year of astronomy is already well under way, with more Curiosity rover science on Mars, new exoplanets discovered (planets outside our solar system, ie mostly around other stars) and statistical analyses of exist John G Jan 9, 2013 3:20 PM
Re: [swl-stargazers] On the off-chance... Baker Street Astro group meeting tonight in Regent's Park - Sorry, folks, since it appears to be cloudy all day, I shall go to my dance class tonight. I hope the weather improves for you. Don't wait for me! Liz V. Nov 15, 2012 9:14 AM
Re: [swl-stargazers] On the off-chance... Baker Street Astro group meeting tonight in Regent's Park - I went to Regent's Park. Amazing. Lots of various types of 'scopes. Saw a cluster and four moons of Jupiter. Wolly hat saved me this time around so John M. Nov 14, 2012 11:38 PM
On the off-chance... Baker Street Astro group meeting tonight in Regent's Park - Tonight in Regent's Park, another London astro group has their regular meet; search "baker street irregular astronomers" on facebook. I've mentioned them before and go along myself fairly regularly but am doing other things tonight though there's a cha John G Nov 14, 2012 3:44 PM
Tonight's clear skies and great Jupiter position - You'll find, if its not too late for you already, that the clear skies tonight have done a great job of showing up Jupiter as the bright star-like point just to the left of the moon. The brightest thing fairly near it, that's the one! Brighter than mos John G Nov 1, 2012 9:49 PM
RE: [swl-stargazers] Clear skies - Hi John, thanks for the email and congratulations on your w Sue C. Apr 2, 2012 7:13 PM
Clear skies - Hi all, in particular to our new members! I know I've been quiet for some time as the organiser of the group, but I've been away getting married and all the preparations before it used up all my spare time. So hi again and welcome to the new me John G Mar 31, 2012 8:06 PM
Tonights skies should stay fairly clear; + help our upcoming meets take form - Last night was pretty clear, tonight looks good too; I may well be popping out to Tooting common later (or just to my local alley away from streetlights). If you're around and have some time you might enjoy a look either outside or through any suitable John G Sep 25, 2011 8:03 PM
quite a clear night - All those winds seemed to blow most of the cloud away, so its not bad viewing tonight. The moon's bright and nearly full so not quite ideal for stars, but the moon in binoculars or suitable exposure on a camera you can control it on is good and telesco John G Sep 12, 2011 8:41 PM
Fantastic clear sky - Even if you're not coming/came to our meet tonight, do pop out and see just how cloud free the skies are at the moment. Or even through a window (pref. open). So much to see.. John, SW London Stargazers. Where do you want to have John G Sep 1, 2011 9:06 PM
Clear skies? - Although I haven't scheduled a meetup til late this month due to how busy I am, I couldn't resist saying hi to you all, new members included and wonder if you've noticed any of the clearer skies on the latter half of this week. I John G Aug 6, 2011 10:21 PM

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