Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Finding Planets Easier

Below is a chart that a guy made from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. His name is Brian Battersby. It is a helpful resouce for locating planets. It was all to do with the Sidewalk Astronomer's Program which is a program of the International Year of Astronomy 2009.

The image below is showing a conjunction in the Eastern sky involving the Moon, Venus and Mercury about 45 minutes before sunrise on June 19th.


  1. Hey Colin, great idea, now if we could only get some clear skies at the right times we'd all be set,lol. I was out at 2:30am Saturday morning to some more cloudy horizon skies, missed another conjunction.

  2. I thought this would be handy. I've stayed up most nights this past week only to be disappointed. I'm getting tired of missing all of these great celestial events.