HOW TO SPOT SHOOTING STARS
The annual Taurids meteor shower will be at its peak on 11-12 November. Your ideal viewing spot will have little light pollution and a wide view of the sky. The Taurids will appear to emanate from the Taurus constellation (above and to the right of Orion). They can appear in any part of the sky, but you’ll have the best chance of seeing them some 15° from the centre of Taurus. For bonus points, print out a constellation map and try to plot any meteors that you see on it. Recording observations is fun, a habit of good astronomers, and sometimes useful. Any camera with a long exposure time can be set up to take good pics. You will need some luck, but take some test shots that expose the stars correctly. Use a large memory card and take as many snaps as you can.