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Here are the notes for The Sky This Month for the period of February 22 to March 22, 2017 presented by Chris Vaughan at the RAN Meeting on Februry 22, 2017.
The highlights include:
Feb 26 – Mars 34’ from Uranus
Members and their families enjoyed a beautiful day and evening at the Carr Observatory during the 2016 Star-B-Q.
Venus and Saturn put on a great show at dusk near the end of the month. The Moon joins the fun in early November and on the 4th forms a long line with Mars. Mercury is visible for a few more mornings.
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It is a busy time! The big next event is the Transit of Mercury. But Mars is in the picture, nearing opposition. There are many wonderful deep sky objects (mostly in Virgo) to see this time of year.
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