The Winter of our Discontent July 21, 2013Posted by Denise in : Meetings , trackback
If you’re like me, you probably haven’t done much sky observing these past few months. It’s been an unusually long, cold, and snowy winter, and even the most enthusiastic of us finds it difficult to spend much time outdoors at night in sub-zero temperatures.
Still, the cold weather can’t last forever, and it will start becoming easier to be outside in the coming months. This spring promises some good planetary observing opportunities. Jupiter is currently well-placed for viewing as darkness falls, Mars reaches opposition in early April, and Saturn isn’t far behind, rising in the East during the late evening.
So, get ready to dust off that telescope, head outside, and enjoy a new season of celestial viewing!
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