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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Planets near alignment, Astronomy Day arrives, and the clock ‘falls back’ this October
October 2, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn is now in the southwestern sky at dusk. It outshines the stars around it, so it’s also easy to see. By Halloween night, however, Saturn sets in twilight; it drops into the Sun’s glare next month.  Venus, Mars, and Jupiter will come close together in the sky late this month. Right now, the three […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Come out to the George for Astronomy Day November 8!
November 4, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from the teapot of Sagittarius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Jupiter is now higher in the east at dawn; it is the brightest thing there.  Venus is passing behind […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: October’s “intermission” in the sky & Astronomy Day
October 2, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

The night sky in October is full of comings … and goings. Venus remains in the west at dusk. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. Saturn leaves the evening sky this month. For the first few days of October, you can look for it […]

Don’t miss Astronomy Day this Saturday, Oct. 20 at the George Observatory
October 18, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Spend your Saturday under the stars at the George Observatory‘s annual Astronomy Day! This family-friendly event is free with park admission to beautiful Brazos Bend State Park ($7, free for kids 12 and under), and goes from 3 p.m. all the way until 10 p.m., when the night sky comes alive. Dozens of telescopes — […]

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