Lo­cate the stars and plan­ets

Find your way around the night sky

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The art of find­ing stars and pre­dict­ing where they (and the moon) would be in the night sky used to take lots of re­search and time us­ing pa­per maps and charts. These days you can find all sorts of apps and web­sites that will give you this in­for­ma­tion at the touch of a button. At the plan­ning stage, we’d sug­gest tak­ing a look at web­sites such as www.time­and­date.com or www.in-the-sky.org, where you’ll be able to pre­dict the po­si­tion of the stars and moon for spe­cific dates, times and lo­ca­tions. For find­ing stars in the night sky on lo­ca­tion, try apps such as Star Chart or SkyView. You sim­ply point your phone or tablet at the sky, and the stars will be dis­played.

Smart­phone apps like Star Chart and SkyView can help you pick your spot on lo­ca­tion

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