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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: May 2012

3 years agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

May 2012 features three visible planets, visible at convenient evening hours! Venus appears high in the sky each evening for now, outshining everything but the Sun and the Moon.  Look for it in the west at dusk. However, in May 2012 it appears a little closer to the horizon each night — especially after mid-month. [...]
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The Odyssey and the Celestial Clock

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog (6 years ago)

I love watching the patterns planets form in the sky. Close approaches of the Moon and bright planets are inherently beautiful, and provide a moving display against the predictability of the stellar backdrop.However, you can also se... Read Post

I saw Venus!

Academics / Astronomy : Astroblog (6 years ago)

After days and days of grey cloud and intermittent rain, the evening sky was clear when I came home yesterday evening. There, glowing above the horizon, was Venus! Venus will be doing some exciting things in the coming weeks, so see... Read Post

Amazing new photos from Mars

Academics / Astronomy : Skymania News (7 years ago)

A Nasa spaceprobe circling Mars has looked back to capture an astonishing photo of the Earth and Moon together. Our world appears as a blue planet with clouds clearly visible over the west coast of South America.The Moon is a smalle... Read Post


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