What you'll be able to see in the night sky in the weeks to come

Including tonight's launch of The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida

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Stargazers are in for a treat tonight as a rocket launch is set to be visible over the UK.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at around 4.33pm EDT - which makes that 9.33pm in the UK.

The world will be watching eagerly to see how astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley fair on their journey to the International Space Station (ISS).

Nasa is streaming the launch live on Nasa TV, which is available to watch on YouTube here.

UPDATE: Bad weather has prevented the first launch of Nasa astronauts from US soil in nine years, with the SpaceX capsule now due to attempt lift-off on Saturday.

That's not all there is to look forward to though, as June offers up the opportunity to see Jupiter and Saturn on the horizon, amongst other things.

John Maclean, who runs Exeter Observatory, is an astronomy expert, and told us all about what we could see in the night sky in weeks to come.

"As the nights grow shorter it’s time to look up and enjoy some constellations," said John.

He added: "Looking to the North we see Ursa Major, the Great Bear and within this constellation is the familiar asterism of the Plough or the Big Dipper.

"If we follow the arc of the Plough’s handle we will arrive at the bright star, Arcturus in the constellation of Bootes, The Herdsman.

Next to Bootes is the semi-circular shape of Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown and moving towards the East we find the constellation Hercules.

"Later in the month we are lucky to be able to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn low on the South Eastern horizon around 10pm in the evening rising higher in the sky later in the night.

The Summer Triangle formed by the three bright stars Deneb in Cygnus, Vega in Lyra and Altair in Aquila(Image: John Maclean)

"Also in the South east we can see the Summer Triangle formed by the three bright stars Deneb in Cygnus, Vega in Lyra and Altair in Aquila. So, get outside and look up and see if you can spot the constellations and asterisms this month!"

Earlier this week, the International Space Station (ISS) was visible in the skies above Devon and Cornwall, and those looking up may be lucky enough to see it again this week.

Tonight's SpaceX's mission, known as Demo-2, is a demonstration mission to show SpaceX’s ability to ferry astronauts to the space station and back safely.

It is the final major step required by SpaceX’s astronaut carrier, the Crew Dragon, to get certified by Nasa’s Commercial Crew Programme for more long-term manned missions to space.

The launch of the rocket, from Launch Facility 39A on Cape Canaveral, will take the rocket - and the astronauts, out over the Atlantic Ocean and into a trajectory to intercept the Space Station.

According to website MeteorWatch, "the craft will pass over the UK from a westerly direction and will head east. It may be visible lower in the southern part of the sky as it flies past."