Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My planets aligned in Westworld BC

In the fall issue of Westworld BC, the publication for members of the CAA or AAA in British Columbia, I have an article about some of the star parties and other celestial events this fall across the province, part of the UN's International Year of Astronomy. Not that there's much night sky to see these days. The monsoon has arrived on Vancouver Island. We haven't seen stars in a week. Hopefully we'll be whitewater paddling soon.

When the stars do part I'll be looking out for Jupiter, which has been close to earth all year. Watch for it in the south sky (hint: it's the one not blinking. Planets don't twinkle.) If no other night this fall is clear I hope October 27th is. That's International Astronomy Day.


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