Saturday, October 09, 2010

See Venus at dusk; Jupiter at night; Can you find a comet? - This Week's Sky at a Glance

Venus sets just after the sun and just ahead of the moon on Saturday night. You'll need to find a place with a clear western horizon: Bedichek might be a good spot. Let's see!

The really bright "star" in the sky once it gets dark is the planet Jupiter, not a star at all.

There's a comet up in the sky, but you'll need a dark sky and binoculars. It will probably be too bright in south Austin, but it's worth a try. Follow the directions in "This Week's Sky" from Sky and Telescope.