May this year is a quiet month for night sky observing. It's a good time to work on the more subtle objects you need to complete a goal or two.
Two Best Dark Weekends: New moon nearly occurs twice this month so that gives us two weekends for stargazing. Plan to observe both the first and last weekends of the month.
May 5-7 Eta Aquariid Meteor Shower:The meteor shower is best in the southern hemisphere and is one of the best showers of the year. It's possible to view it north of the equator. It occurs just after new moon so it should put on a nice show.
Saturn is still the Best Planet. The tilt is increasing each month so the rings will look better as time passes. Unfortunately for us in the north it passes below the celestial equator and will become more murky for the next few years. If you're in the south, we envy you. Us in the north must be sure to get our last look as it drops into the thicker atmosphere.
Get out there! There's not time like the present for observing!
Remember to record what you've found at AstronomyLog.com.