California Skies, August through October 2020
These star maps, Sky Calendar, and detailed monthly summaries of sky events for August through October are intended to help teachers guide their students to a memorable start in naked-eye astronomy. Jupiter and Saturn appear near each other in the…
Follow the planets, April through July 2020
In the evening sky, Venus shines at peak brilliance in April, while setting in a dark sky more than three hours after sunset. In May, Venus drops dramatically, disappearing into bright twilight before month’s end. On its way down, Venus on May 21 has…
Follow the Naked-Eye Planets in 2019-20 School Year and Beyond, August 2019 Through August 2020
Dawn and dusk twilight sky maps by Robert D. Miller. Sky Calendar illustrations courtesy of Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University. Graphs of planet rising and setting times for School Year 2019-2020 by Jeffrey L. Hunt.