Night Watch - Help Measure Light Pollution

Today I am very happy to announce that an article of mine has been selected as cover story in Sky&Telescope magazine: Surveying Skyglow - or Why are Amateurs needed to help measure the ongoing Spreading of Light Pollution. The full article has been published in the May 2015 issue, which is available digitally here.


Asteroid Kleopatra occults 8mag Star - Updates

European skywatchers have a speacial treat ahead: On Thursday, March 12, 2015, around 01:08 UTC, main-belt asteroid (216) Kleopatra will occult a  8.1mag star in the constellation Crater. The event will be visible in parts of Britain, Benelux, Eastern France, Germany, the Alps region, Italy to Greece, although virtually all European amateur astronomers are urged to make observations.