Here is stargazing info for January 2010.
Quadrantids between 1st and 12th January peaking 3rd/4th January with possibly 120 meteors per hour after midnight in the NE
Mercury - is near to the horizon and may not be visible. It is in the evening sky and sets around 545pm
Venus - shines brightly in the SW after sunset. It sets at 7pm at the start of January and 830pm at the end of January. It moves from Capricornus into Aquarius.
Mars - visible in the morning in Libra and then moves through the top of Scorpius and into Ophiuchus. It rises in the SE at 440am. Mid month red planet Mars passes above the red giant star Antares.
Jupiter - Too close to the Sun to be seen this month
Saturn - Too close to the Sun to be seen this month
Uranus - situated around Aries and Pisces and sets around 1:30am
Neptune - lies in Aquarius and sets around 9pm
Never look at the Sun with the naked eye or through binoculars or a telescope as doing this will blind you.