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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars Brightest in the Sky During the Month of the Summer Solstice
June 2, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now high in the southwest at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it.  Mars and Saturn are now in the southeast at dusk. As you watch them rise, Mars is to the right and is much brighter.  In fact, this month Mars outshines all of […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: October’s “intermission” in the sky & Astronomy Day
October 2, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

The night sky in October is full of comings … and goings. Venus remains in the west at dusk. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. Saturn leaves the evening sky this month. For the first few days of October, you can look for it […]

Go Stargazing! July edition
July 2, 2009 · 2 Comments

Jupiter becomes a late evening object by the end of the month.  It rises in the southeast just after 11 p.m. on July 1, although you may need to wait awhile for it to clear trees or buildings in that direction.  By month’s end, Jupiter rises at 9 p.m. — in late twilight.  Early risers […]



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