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Castor and Pollux

Go Stargazing! April Edition
April 5, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn, up all night long last month, can now be found in the east southeast at dusk.  We are seeing its rings a little more edge on than earlier in the year, an effect that gets even more pronounced next month. Venus keeps getting higher in the evening sky during the month of April.  Face west at […]

Go Stargazing! February Edition
February 2, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Joshua Bury Jupiter leaves the evening sky this month.  You can still see it during the next two weeks if you face southwest at dusk and look for the brightest point of light there. Jupiter sets by 7:30 as February opens, so you must look soon after dusk to see it.   However, Jupiter sets […]

Go Stargazing! February Edition
February 4, 2009 · 1 Comment

Venus continues to dominate the western sky on February evenings.  Look west-southwest right as night falls for the brightest thing there except for the Moon, which is nearby at the end of the month.  Venus, on its faster orbit, is coming around to our side of the Sun (and will pass us in March).  Therefore […]

Go Stargazing! January Edition
January 6, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Mercury and Jupiter begin this month together low in the southwest at dusk.  The two were side by side on New Year’s Eve; now Mercury is slightly higher in the sky than Jupiter.  Mercury is at greatest elongation (apparent distance from the Sun in our sky), and therefore highest above the southwest horizon, on January […]


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