What’s Up May 2024

A monthly look at astronomical events in the sky and on Earth

Compiled by Steve Sawyer

Well, it’s May already, how did that happen? I’m hoping for a few warmer days and some clear skies (with a little less rain!).

So what’s on this month?

Over the northern horizon, Cassiopeia appears low, with the southern areas of Perseus and Auriga fading into obscurity, although the Double Cluster nestled between them remains a vivid sight. Unfortunately, the Andromeda Galaxy dips too low to be easily spotted. Continue reading