autumnal-equinox

autumnal equinox

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: September 2012
September 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Mars remains an evening object. It is low in the southwest at dusk. Saturn is now in the west-southwest at dusk for one more month. By month’s end, it sets just after twilight ends. Jupiter emerges higher into the morning sky this month. Look for it high in the south at dawn; it outshines all […]

Go Stargazing! March Edition
March 4, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Venus leaves the evening sky in dramatic fashion this month.  Look west-southwest right as night falls for the brightest thing there except for the Moon.  Keep watching each clear night this month; you’ll see Venus noticeably lower to the horizon each passing day.  By March 20, Venus sets as twilight ends, and by the end […]

A Trick or a Treat?
October 27, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In less than a week, people all over the country, including right here at our museum, will be celebrating Halloween. Perhaps your workplaces and schools are already festooned with ghosts, skeletons, graveyards, and the like.  If you stop and think about it, you may wonder just how it is that we came to celebrate by […]

Go Stargazing! September Edition
September 3, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter remains well placed for observing this month.  It outshines everything else in the night sky, unless the Moon or Venus (which is only visible in the early evening) is present.  It is therefore easy to find in the south at dusk.  Saturn is out of sight right now, as it is directly behind the Sun from […]



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