Worlds in the sky

"Why are you so fascinated by those stars? What's so special about them?""They're not stars, they're worlds."Venus (bright) and Jupiter (faint) together on the left, second and fifth rock from the Sun, respectively (though use of the word "rock" to describe a gas giant may be considered criminally incorrect); the first one brighter and closer than... Continue Reading →

Missed Conjunction

The evening of August 27, 2016, was scheduled to feature the conjunction of the planets Venus and Jupiter shortly after sunset, a marvellous mere ½ degree apart, the same as the apparent diameter of the Moon, which is pretty darn close in a big, big sky. That's a must-see in my book! As a last... Continue Reading →

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