Some dates to keep an eye on for those that live in the city but like to look up at the stars

Monday, September 01, 2008

If you're living in the city and don't have much of a chance to get out to the middle of nowhere to take a look at stars (okay, planets), here's an article with some dates to mark on your calendar because all these can easily be seen even in the largest city. My favourite event is going to be this one:

On the evening of December 1, Venus will team up with the planet Jupiter and a lovely crescent moon in the southwest sky right after sundown: the three brightest objects in the night sky gathering in a dramatic celestial tableau that will turn heads even of those who normally do not look up at the sky at night.
So what will that look like? Well, it'll look something like this:

Where did that image come from, you ask? Download the program here. It's free, open-source and is very easy on the computer.


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