Sunday, September 18, 2011

Goodby Summer Stars

Summer Triangle

Now that you are all back from summer vacation, lets pay attention to the stars once again! The autumn stars are rising in preparation for the equinox on the 23rd. Although we are sad to see summer go, it gets darker earlier so we can enjoy the stars longer!

After a nice show, Saturn has exited the sky in the west, but the king of planets, Jupiter, is now back in the east. Also by month end, our long lost friend, Venus will be back in the evening sky right after sunset.

To keep up with the sky, I recommend you check out the weekly Sky at a Glance feature at Sky & Telescope

For a nice printable map of this months sky get the Abrams Planetarium Sky Calendar


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