Etc.

In the Sky: December 2018
Of special interest will be the eastward movement of bright Mars below the stars of the Great Square of Pegasus (the Winged Horse).  Check it out if we ever have any cloudless evenings, and especially if we have any without a bright Moon.

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1 - Read by the crew of Apollo 8 as they orbited the moon, Christmas Eve, 1968.





In the Sky: January 2019
A good time to try and see the comet may be on Christmas eve as soon as it gets dark and before the Moon rises.  On that evening the comet will be just north of the very bright star Capella (according to Sky and Telescope's website).

The highlight during January will be the close pairing of brilliant Venus and Jupiter before dawn on January 22.  Get out and enjoy the morning.

"This is a funny universe and I am not responsible."  John Dobson, pied piper of astronomy, who died on January 15, 2014.