From mid-February to mid-March, there will be opportunities to see Jupiter, Mars, Saturn, Venus, and Mercury. Mars, in particular, will draw closer to us and get bigger and brighter, as it heads toward opposition in April.
What is up in the sky this month? François van Heerden tells us all about the planets, objects you can see with binoculars, metero showers, comet ISON, Lovejoy, Encke and Linear, the moon and the upcoming MAVEN mission to Mars by NASA.
The 16th Annual Algonquin Adventure Star Party, held at Mew Lake Campground on September 5 – 8, 2013 had 97 attendees, even though the ‘weather gods’ didn’t co-operate during most of the official dates. The skies were clear on th