Saturday, June 30, 2007

Don't miss the Venus-Saturn conjunction on June 30th and July 1st!

"On Saturday and Sunday evenings, June 30th and July 1st, for observers all around the world, Venus and Saturn will be within 50' of each other. That means that they will fit together comfortably in the field of view of most telescopes at 50x — ample magnification to show both Saturn's magnificent rings and Venus's crescent phase.

"Venus is the brightest celestial object besides the Sun and Moon, making this pairing exceptionally simple to locate. Both planets should be easy to see fairly high in the western sky a half hour after sunset. Even if you don't own a telescope, you'll get spectacular views through binoculars or with your unaided eyes.

"Through a telescope, the planets will probably look best within an hour after sunset."
FULL STORY FROM SKY AND TELESCOPE

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I just discovered your blog and totally love it!

Like you, if I could live my life again I would be an astronomer... or actually an astrophysicist! LOL!

And... I have a huge Joseph Campbell fan!

Nice to have found you...

Warmest wishes,

Jennifer

Stardust said...

jennifer, thanks for stopping by. Hope you come back often. :-)