Before the usual info, I thought I would mention the Starlink satellites. They are worth looking out for. You can download an app (Apple or Android) to find out when and where they will appear. My neighbour and I saw about 14 or 15 all crossing the sky over a period of eight minutes last week. Rather impressive. [2nd May 2020]
Here is stargazing info for May 2020.
Eta Aquariids - For most of the month until 27th May. View in NE after midnight but around 3am is best. Conditions not favourable though. There are around 55 per hour and 25% leave a persistent trail. They are dust particles from Halley's comet.
Look at the constellation Virgo after midnight in SSW as it contains the nearest large cluster of around 2000 galaxies.
Mercury - can be seen as it passes Venus in the evening sky in the second half of May. It starts to the right of Venus setting about 10pm but moves rapidly upwards and fades as it continues to rise higher and sets at 11pm by the end of the month.
Venus - is fading as it moves towards the Sun. It starts the month as an evening star shining all evening long and setting after midnight. By the end of the month it has disappeared.
Mars - moves from Capricornus into Aquarius and gets brighter this month. It starts the month near Saturn also in Capricornus but heads leftward during May to end up in Aquarius. It can be seen rising just before 3am.
Jupiter - is in Sagittarius and begins retrograde motion on May 16th ( where it appears to move westwards). It rises around 1am.
Saturn - is slowly retrograding in Capricornus. It rises at around 1am.
Uranus - is in Aries but list in the Sun's glare this month.
Neptune - is in Aquarius and rises around 3am
Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.