Blackpool & District Astronomical Society Welcome page Who we are and how to find us Meetings for this year Imminent and planned Starmaps and weather forecasts for Blackpool Members' astrophotography Other interesting sites Contact the Society

BADAS Observing Resources Page

One of the best aspects of amateur astronomy is actually getting out there and looking up at the night sky.
Hopefully this page will help YOU do that.


Weather - pretty important to amateur astronomers!

Current IR Satellite (click on image for animated sun and clouds)


Forecast sites

Metcheck - This takes you to our personalised forecast. Other societies may be selected from "Hobbies - Astronomy"

The Weather Outlook - generally pretty accurate cloud forecasts

BBC Weather Centre

Weather Underground

EUMETSAT -  Satellite image veiwer

SAT24 - GB satellite image animation

NASA SDO - NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory.



Space Weather

AuroraCredit: NOAA/Ovation


Link to larger image


Astroweather Panel aka clear sky chart


iicon info

Astronomy Data

Almanac for July 2024 can be downloaded here (pdf )

Skymap for July 2024 can be downloaded here (pdf )

Meteor Calendar for 2024 can be downloaded here (pdf )

Current sky chart and Planet data (courtesy Heavens-Above)

Astronomy Now Interactive sky chart

Observing Guides

Sky and Telescope News and events

Society for Popular Astronomy news and info.

Moon Phases this year and next




Current moon and weather

Click for Blackpool, United Kingdom Forecast;


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