May Astronomy

Venus enjoys a great display through this Summer.

Venus enjoys a great display through this Summer.

April 25, 2018| Categories: Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

May welcomes the return of some of the brighter summer stars, including Vega in the northeast, and Antares in the southeast.  Leo the Lion prowls the southern skies through the month, with its bright star Regulus, while late in the month, the Summer Triangle begins its annual display, rising in the east.  But presiding over everything is the King of the Planets, Jupiter, crossing the southern skies each evening.  Saturn and Mars join its celestial court in the hours after midnight.  Equally stunning is the magnificent Venus in the evenings.

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In the Lyman Spitzer, Jr. Planetarium:

Phantom of the Universe: The Search for Dark Matter: Every day at 12:30pm

Your Evening Sky, Everyday 3:30pm

Venus, Earth’s Sister?, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30-2:30pm


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