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Astronomy forum / Venus-Jupiter conjunction coming up...
« on: June 24, 2015, 01:06:16 PM »
...on 30 June and 1 July.

You can already see the planets, at dusk facing West, nearing each other. They will be the closest end of the month.  
Stay tuned!

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/venus-jupiter-convergence-june-2015/

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Astronomy forum / Space Station Spotting
« on: June 21, 2015, 11:55:11 AM »
Has anyone seen the Space Station lately? 

The ISS orbits Earth approximately every 90 minutes so plenty of opportunities for spotting it. You can find out the right times to look up for your location here.

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Astronomy forum / Pluto and Charon
« on: June 20, 2015, 11:46:23 AM »
True color images of Pluto and Charon orbiting each other as a double planet



source NASA:
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/pluto-and-its-moon-charon-now-in-color

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