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Go Stargazing! August Edition
August 2, 2011 · 4 Comments

Saturn is the only planet visible to the naked eye at night this August.  Face southwest at dusk and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness—Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is a bit to the right of Spica as you face southwest.   The ringed planet remains well placed for evening viewing and remains in […]

Go Stargazing! December Edition
December 1, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter dominates this month’s evening skies.  It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find.  Face south at dusk and look for the brightest thing there. Mercury has emerged into the evening sky, and is visible at the beginning of this month.  Look low in the southwest at dusk, right over the […]

Go Stargazing! August Edition
August 2, 2010 · 1 Comment

This month the great planet race continues, as Venus, Mars and Saturn form a triangle in the west.  Watch the triangle change shape each night as Venus overtakes Saturn and then Mars! Venus is by far the brightest of the three planets.  Face west at dusk and look for a point of light that outshines […]

Leonids Meteor Shower Tonight!
November 16, 2009 · 3 Comments

Don’t miss out on your chance to see the Leonids meteor shower, tonight and early tomorrow morning. It won’t be as strong as the yearly December Geminids or August Perseid meteor showers. However, the Leonids meteor shower could produce as many as 500 meteorites in an hour during its peak, which will be in Tuesday’s early […]



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