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Go Stargazing! May Edition
May 3, 2011 · 1 Comment

Saturn is the only planet in May 2011 evening skies.  Face south southeast at dusk, and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness— Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is significantly higher in the sky than Spica and a bit to its right as you face south.  Last month, Earth passed between the Sun and […]

Go Stargazing: April Edition
April 4, 2011 · 1 Comment

Saturn dominates April 2011 skies because yesterday, on April 3, the Earth passed between the sun and Saturn.  This alignment, called opposition, puts Saturn in the sky all night long; it rises in the east at dusk and sets in the west at dawn. Venus’ apparition as a dazzling morning star is coming to an end.  It […]

Go Stargazing! March Edition
March 3, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video Jupiter leaves the evening sky this month.  For now, you can still observe it in the west at dusk, where it sets by 8:25 on March 1.  It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find.  Face west at dusk and look for the brightest […]

Go Stargazing! January Edition
January 3, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter, now in the west at dusk, dominates this month’s evening skies.  It outshines all stars in the sky, so it’s easy to find.  Face west southwest at dusk and look for the brightest thing there. Venus remains a dazzling morning star.  Face southeast at dawn and you can’t miss it. Saturn is in the […]



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