saturn 2014

Catch the Dramatic June 10th Occultation of Saturn by the Moon

by David Dickinson June 3, 2014

Some terms in astronomy definitely have a PR problem, and are perhaps due for an overhaul.  One such awkward term is occultation, which simply means that one celestial body is passing in front of another from an observer’s vantage point, nothing more, and nothing less. David Dickinson on Google+

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Saturn at Opposition: Our 2014 Guide

by David Dickinson April 23, 2014

Planet lovers can rejoice: one of the finest jewels of the solar system in returning to the evening night sky. The planet Saturn reaches opposition next month on May 10th. This means that as the Sun sets to the west, Saturn will rise “opposite” to it in the east, remaining well positioned for observation in […]

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