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HMNS’ Stargazer’s Guide To July 2018: How To Find Planets And Constellations Plus Celestial Happenings To Look Out For
July 6, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

    The Big Dipper is above the North Star, with its handle pointing up.  From that handle, you can ‘arc to Arcturus’ and then ‘speed on to Spica’; those stars are in the west at dusk.  Leo, the Lion, is also in the west at dusk.  Jupiter is to the left of Spica in […]

The Stargazer’s Guide To June 2018: What to look Up For This Month!
June 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

    The Big Dipper is above the North Star, with its handle pointing up.  From that handle, you can ‘arc to Arcturus’ and then ‘speed on to Spica’; those stars are in the south at dusk.  Arcturus is the fourth brightest star in the night sky, but the brightest one we see from Houston […]

Sky Happenings In April 2018
April 2, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

    April is the last month to see the full set of brilliant winter stars which now fill the western evening sky.  Dazzling Orion is in the southwest at dusk.  His three-starred belt is halfway between reddish Betelgeuse and bluish Rigel.  Orion’s belt points rightward to Aldebaran in Taurus the Bull.  To Orion’s upper […]

Sky happenings In December 2017
December 3, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  .       Mars is higher in the southeast at dawn than it was last month.  It is in Virgo, leaving Spica and approaching Jupiter in Libra.   Jupiter is low in the southeast at dawn; watch Mars approach it this month.    Saturn is lost in the Sun’s glare and out of […]



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