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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Gemini and the Night Sky

Orion moves out of the Spring Sky, leaving us with the constellation Gemini, as one of the most obvious. Several planets may be seen, including Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Mars.  If one knows where to look, these objects are easy to spot. Mars is best seen now at nightfall. It and Saturn are obvious. Remember, that planets do not twinkle or blink, but look stationery. I also saw the Space Shuttle. It is very bright and moves faster than the satellites.

Gemini, the Twins named Castor and Pollux, have two bright stars and a cluster. I highly suggest using binoculars to look at the various clusters found on the Hubble site. Have fun.