Astronomy web links
used with my classes.
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A New Way to Fund
Research, and Education
Volume 19 -- Issue 04
Welcome to this issue of Qué tal. Here you will find useful observing information
about the visible planets, our Moon and other
moons, the Sun, as well as various 'things' celestial.
these web pages you will find monthly star maps for either the northern
or southern hemisphere that are suitable for printout. Animated
images are utilized to illustrate celestial motions such as orbital
motions of the planets, and other solar orbiting objects, or apparent
and real motions along the ecliptic and the local horizon. Regular
features include plotting the monthly positions of the visible planets
using heliocentric coordinates; following moon phases; conjunctions; the sun's
apparent motion and the Earth's real motion along the ecliptic.
For additional useful Earth and Space news, information, and graphics follow my WordPress Blog at Bob's Spaces, or as Tweets,
or as an RSS feed.
To get Bobs-Spaces on your SmartPhone use this address to add this icon to your SmartPhone: http://mobile.dudamobile.com/site/bobs-spaces Click on the graphic to see what Bobs-Spaces will look like on your phone.
Click here to watch some of my video work posted on You Tube.
At A Glance:This month the innermost planet, Mercury, becomes visible over the eastern horizon at sunrise however due to the
low angle of the ecliptic Mercury will be low above the horizon as viewed from northern mid-latitudes. Jupiter and Saturn are still visible after sunset
with Jupiter setting around midnight while Saturn is near opposition and is visible all night. Venus reappears at the end of the month in the evening sky and
Mars is in conjunction with the Sun and not visible.
Comet PanSTAARS passes by the Andromeda Galaxy over a few days starting on April 2nd.
Get ready for Comet Pan-STAARS