Category: Astronomy

Night Sky Through February 17

Two nice planetary conjunctions take place this week, one in the evening sky and the other before dawn, while the Moon remains a star attraction all week. Mars continues to shine brightly on February evenings. Look for the Red Planet…

Night Sky Thru January 27

This week is a predawn conjunction between Venus and Jupiter. If you’ve been watching the predawn sky the past few weeks, you’ve seen Venus and Jupiter edging closer to each other. The two will met in a spectacular conjunction on…

Venus

Venus Sometimes called our sister planet, despite similar properties, this “sibling” is nothing like Earth.   This computer-simulated Venus globe contains data from several spacecraft: Magellan; Venera 13, 14, 15, and 16; and the Pioneer Venus Orbiter. Additional Earth-based data…