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Extended hours at the George this weekend make for optimum Milky Way consumption
July 8, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

The galaxy, not the candy, of course! photo by DerekSteen This Friday night, the George Observatory will offer one of the first summer viewings of the Milky Way — with extended hours from 5 to 11 p.m. And as with the George’s usual Saturday night viewings, research telescopes will also be available to stargazers along […]

Go Stargazing! October Edition
October 7, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is up all night long by month’s end.  That’s because on Friday night, October 28, Earth passes between the Sun and Jupiter.  In this alignment (‘opposition’) Jupiter rises at dusk and sets at dawn.  Already, Jupiter is a late evening object rising just after 8:30 pm on October 1.  Face east at the appropriate […]

Go Stargazing! September Edition
September 6, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

Saturn leaves the evening sky in September 2011.  Face west southwest at dusk, and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness—Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is a bit to the right of Spica as you face southwest. Each night this month, however, Saturn and Spica appear lower and lower to the horizon, until they […]



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