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What’s that in the Sky? – July August 2008 July 2, 2008

Posted by Kerry in Uncategorized.

For all you night owls-

Volatile Mars and cautious Saturn are going to unite in heavens this July. As you can imagine it’s an uncomfortable alliance. Have a look to the west just after sunset and before 8pm. Reddish Mars will be easily visible and creamy Saturn will be just above it. Turn around and look to the east to see brilliant Jupiter who will slowly rise higher and higher through the evening.  Now look overhead and see the glorious long sweeping tail of the scorpion. Look for the elegant curving sting at the end of its tail. Late in August some of you will be lucky enough to see Venus emerging from the glare of the sun just after sunset. She has been invisible since early March while travelling close to the Sun. In mythology this re-emergence sees her come back from the underworld and she takes her place as the wise, experienced and protective Evening Star.

 For all you early birds-

For you very, very, early risers you will see Jupiter slowly set in the west. But as you can easily see Jupiter in the evening, I suggest you stay tucked warm up in bed. Next season I will try and organise a brilliant show for those that have to be up and about!


 “When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you” Karen – age 7

 “Your really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. However, if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget”. Jessica -age 8

Yours in the Stars
































































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