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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: The Stars of Summer are Here
July 1, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

This is the last month to observe the two brightest planets in the western evening sky. On June 30, Venus overtook Jupiter. This month, watch Venus shift to the left of Jupiter each evening at dusk. Meanwhile, both planets appear lower and lower to the horizon each night, until they are both lost in the […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: July 2012
July 2, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Mars remains an evening object. It is in the southwest at dusk and has already entered Virgo, where Saturn also is. This summer, you can watch Mars quickly approach Saturn, which it will pass on August 15. Saturn is now in the southwest at dusk this month. Saturn is just above the star Spica in […]

Go Stargazing! June Edition
June 1, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Elsie esq. Saturn is the only planet visable to us at night this June.  Face south 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.   The ringed planet is […]

Go Stargazing! October Edition
October 6, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Venus passes between the Earth and sun on October 29, an alignment known as inferior conjunction. ‘Superior’ conjunction occurs when Venus passes around the far side of the sun. As a result, in October 2010 we see Venus stop its apparent forward motion and shift back towards the sun—it will soon leave our evening skies.  For […]



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