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i really really hope that i can actually see this.
damn manchester rain clouds. however, i did discover this today which is a great bit of software for working out what is going on in the sky - http://www.stellarium.org/
and it tells you what all the stars and constellations are. Weirdly, and quite cooly, if you point it at the floor, it tells you what the Southern Hemisphere can see!
it's bare good!
unfortunately is was too rainy and too early on to even get the telescope out for :(
warning you about a visible night sky event! :D
Anyway, unless you have a half-decent telescope these events pretty much come down to:
"That's Mars, there."
"THERE! That star that's a bit red-orange!"
"Really? It looks yellow like the rest to me. It's not even as bright as that star over there. What planet's that?"
"It's not a planet, that's Sirius, the dog star."
"I saw Dogstar at Glastonbury once. They were rubbish..."