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Go Stargazing! July Edition
July 1, 2011 · 2 Comments

Saturn is the only planet visible to the naked eye in the evening skies of July, 2011.  Face south-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, […]

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! January Edition
January 5, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

The full moon of Jan. 15 partially blocks the sun, causing an eclipse visible in Africa and Asia. Because it is close to apogee, the moon is too small in the sky to ever block the sun completely, and no total eclipse occurs. Instead, folks on a path stretching from Uganda and Kenya across the […]

Go Stargazing! December Edition
December 3, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: chipdatajeffb Jupiter is the brightest thing in the evening sky this month, except for the moon. Face southwest and look for the brightest point of light there. Mercury makes one of its rare appearances this month. Look southwest at dusk right over the point of sunset to see it. Mars is now high in the […]



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