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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Four Planets are Visible
January 4, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Venus is in the southeast at dawn, approaching Saturn. Venus passes Saturn the morning of January 9; the two planets are less than one tenth of one degree apart! They’re easy to tell apart, as Venus outshines all the stars we see at night and is almost 100 times brighter than Saturn. Mars is now […]

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

Jupiter is well placed for observing on December evenings. Face east at dusk and look for the brightest thing there—that’ll be Jupiter. Venus has fully emerged from the Sun’s glare. photo credit: scyllarides Look for it low in the southwest at dusk. (Venus is slightly higher in the evening sky each night this month). We […]

Go Stargazing! February Edition
February 2, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Joshua Bury Jupiter leaves the evening sky this month.  You can still see it during the next two weeks if you face southwest at dusk and look for the brightest point of light there. Jupiter sets by 7:30 as February opens, so you must look soon after dusk to see it.   However, Jupiter sets […]

The Shadow Knows
January 26, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Who knows how much longer the winter will last? The Shadow knows. Okay, so that’s not exactly how those old radio serials used to begin.  However, the idea of all-knowing shadows brings to mind a strange weather forecast that will take place in a few weeks. photo credit: Furryscaly Early next month, a large rodent […]



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