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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Saturn and Perseid meteors bright in August
August 5, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn is now in the south-southwestern sky at dusk. It outshines the stars around it, so it’s also easy to see. Mars emerges into the morning sky this month. Look for it low in the east at dawn.  Mars remains dimmer then average, though, and won’t rival the brighter stars until next spring. Venus and […]

This week at the George Observatory: Perseids Punch Through Supermoon on August 12
August 10, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

If you follow astronomy websites, you’ve probably noticed that every month or so there’s an article about a meteor shower happening. There are meteors showers frequently throughout the year. Some showers are more active than others depending on various factors. This August one of the most reliably active showers, the Perseids, will take place.  The […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Perseids are back August 12!
August 4, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars is in the southwest at dusk this month. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Still, Mars rivals the brightest stars we see at night. Saturn is also in the south southwest at dusk. Mars passes 3.4 degrees south of Saturn on August 25.  Venus remains […]

Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower this weekend at the George Observatory!
August 6, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

We’re hosting late-night this weekend. On Saturday, August 10, the George Observatory will be staying open until the wee ours of 2 a.m. in order to proffer the best possible viewing of the annual Perseid Meteor Shower. Each year in mid-August, a stream of debris ejected by the Swift-Tuttle comet, called the Perseid cloud, becomes […]


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