Mar 20

Partial Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

Partial Solar Eclipse 2015 Thought I’d share a few of my favourite photos of todays partial solar eclipse from Liverpool, UK. Taken with just my digital camera and a tripod. Luckily the clouds rolled in and they acted as a filter and took a lot of the glare away.  As the Moon covered more and more of the […]

Dec 13

Scope Nights: Dark Sky Locations

Dark Sky Map The Dark Sky Locations Upgrade gives you full access to the Scope Nights Dark Sky Map.  This is a high resolution global light pollution map designed to help you find local dark sky sites with the best stargazing forecasts. Your favourite Scope Sites will be shown on the map with the stargazing ratings […]

Dec 13

Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather 2.1

  [callout][three_fourth] Scope Nights: Astronomy Weather 2.1 is now available on the Apple App Store [/three_fourth] [one_fourth_last][button color=’magenta’ size=’medium’ link=’′]Download Now[/button][/one_fourth_last] [/callout] Scope Nights 2.1 now includes an accurate dark sky map designed to help you find local dark sky sites with the best stargazing forecasts. For those who are new to Scope Nights please […]

Jun 4

A Stargazing Trip to Kielder Observatory and Northumberland Dark Sky Park

Kielder Observatory Telescope

Kielder Observatory is located near Kielder Water in Northumberland National Park and is the creation of Gary Fildes who began a crusade to build an observatory in the park after experiencing it’s wonderful dark skies. The result is an architecturally unique wooden building in the middle of nowhere that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Northumberland […]

Mar 16

Where’s The App Store Astronomy Category?

Scope Nights Astronomy Weather has been on the Apple App Store for nearly two years now, but there is still no Astronomy Category for my app. So I have had to place it in the Weather Category which is very misleading as it’s primary purpose is an astronomy observing and planning aid and not just […]

Jan 31

Scope Nights: National Astronomy Weather Upgrades

Scope Nights: National Astronomy Weather Upgrades

The global forecast included with Scope Nights is one of the best medium-range forecasts available and originates from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). This enables Scope Nights to be used anywhere in the world, and is ideal as a general guide and for planning further ahead. But those who require more detailed forecasts may want […]

Jan 13

Scope Nights: Astronomer’s Weather Upgrade

The Astronomer’s Weather Upgrade is designed for those who want more than just a basic stargazing forecast. It allows you to customise stargazing forecasts using night-time coverage and observing thresholds for moon, wind, humidity and temperature. It also includes medium range global forecasts up to 10-nights, clear period notifications and sharing of astronomy weather reports […]