Again this month, the main feature of the night sky are the planets with Mars appearing large in opposition on the 8th and visible all night throughout the month. In fact all five planets visible to the naked eye can be seen. Jupiter remains bright and Saturn is still visible, though is setting ever earlier.
We have the incredible honor of welcoming Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell who will speak to us virtually from England on 12/11/22. Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered the first radio pulsar in 1967 and has continued a string of incredible accomplishments in the field of astrophysics ever since. Don’t miss this very special opportunity!
For November, Jupiter and Saturn continue to impress in our skies, but the big news for this month is Mars getting ever closer and ever brighter as it approaches opposition at the beginning of December. Don’t forget the clocks go back an hour on Sunday, November 6 at 2 am which is great for us
Only via the art and craft of telescope making are you able to make an object that is accurate to within a small fraction of the wavelength of light, with just your bare hands and some simple, hand-made measuring devices. Join NOVAC on 11/13/22 to learn how!
For October the highlights are the planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Mars and Mercury) and the Orionid meteor shower. Now we’re past the autumnal equinox, the nights are drawing in which makes for longer nights and more time for astronomy! Jupiter and Saturn visible at the start of the month from just after sunset in the east