Go stargazing! July edition
July 1, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: KingArthur10 Jupiter is up all night long this month. At about 3 am on July 9, the Earth will pass between the Sun and Jupiter. This alignment is called opposition because it puts the Sun and Jupiter on opposite sides of the Earth. Being opposite the Sun in our sky, Jupiter rises at […]

Go stargazing! June edition
June 2, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: exfordy Mars and Saturn are high in the west at dusk this month.  Look west at dusk to find stars in the shape of a backwards question mark.  These form the mane of Leo, the lion.  The ‘point’ under the question mark is Regulus, a star of similar brightness. Saturn is to Regulus’ […]

Go Stargazing! May Edition
May 1, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: fdecomite Overall, the May evening sky marks a transition.  Brilliant winter stars (including Sirius) are leaving the evening sky, while the stars of summer are only beginning to peek over the eastern horizon.  At dusk this month, the plane of the Milky Way roughly coincides with the horizon.  We are therefore looking up […]

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