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January welcomes Jupiter and astronomers

"The King of the Planets," Jupiter will be visible as the sunsets Sunday and will dominate the night sky for months to come. Meanwhile, here on Earth, professional astronomers will descend upon National Harbor this week.

Sunday - 01/05/2014, 05:33pm EST

Tags: Greg Redfern, national habor, Space Place

A planetary trio will waltz in the western sky

If the skies remain clear for the next several days, be sure to take a peek in the western sky 30 to 45 minutes after sunset - you will be treated to a changing and beautiful sky show involving Venus, Jupiter and Mercury, the three brightest planents (in that order).

Saturday - 05/25/2013, 05:46pm EDT

Tags: Greg Redfern, Space Place, planets, Venus, mercury

May sky show

If the clouds clear for Mother's Day, be sure to take a peek in the western sky after sunset.

Saturday - 05/11/2013, 11:26pm EDT

Tags: Venus, moon, astronomy, Greg Redfern, Mother

Venus and Jupiter waltz toward one another this week

The wait is over as the two brightest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter, will waltz their way toward one another in the western sky this week. For months the two planetary luminaries have been edging closer and closer together with Venus being the lower and brighter of the two.

Sunday - 03/11/2012, 12:36pm EDT

Tags: The Space Place, Greg Redfern, Venus