P615 CEEFAX 615 Sun 9 Apr 02:31/50  1/4  THE SKY AT NIGHT   THE PLANETS MERCURY will start to become visible in the evening sky by the end of AprilN VENUS remains a brilliant morning object. The phase increases from 77% to over 95% at the end of June. MARS has moved into Leo, bup is fadingN JUPITER moves from Ophiuchus to Scorpius. Rather low down for British observersN The effects of last July's impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy are still evident.  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 Holiday BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P615 CEEFAX 615 Sun 9 Apr 02:36/34  2/4  THE SKY AT NIGHT   THE PLANETS (cont) SATURN starts to come into view in May, but will not be so bright as usual as the rings will be edgewise on to us. An Annular ECLIPSE of the Sun will be visible from South America on 29 AprilN It will not be seen from anywhere in the British Isles The MOON New on 29 April, 29 May and 28 June; First quarter on 8 April, 7 May and 6 June; Full on002 April, 14 May and 13 June; Last quarter on 22 April, 21 May and 19 June.  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 Holiday BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky
P615 CEEFAX 615 Sun 9 Apr 02:35/01  3/4  THE SKY AT NIGHT   NEWS NOTES The Hubble Space Telelscopf still continues to send back exciting resultsN It has recorded details on the surface of Titan, Saturn's major satellite. One area seems to be about the size of Australia. The Sky at Night programme on 2 and 8 April will be the 500th edition It started on 24 April 1957N Patrics Moore has presented every oneN The 500th will be a classic 'look around the sky'.  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 Holiday BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Skx
P615 CEEFAX 615 Sun 9 Apr 02:21/01  4/4  THE SKY AT NIGHT   The Sky at Night Information Line keeps you up to date with the latest astronomical news. The number is 0891 800 330; calls cost 39p per min cheap rate; 49p per min at other times. FUTURE PROGRAMMES Sun 30 April BBC1 (repeat Sat 6 May BBC2) - Young Stars Sun 28 May BBC1 (repeat Sat 3 June BBC2) - The Rings of Saturn Sun 25 June BBC1 (repeat Sat 1 July BBC2) - The Kuiper Airborne Observatory  TV Links 610 BBC1 601 Holiday BBC1 TV BBC2 TV Sky