Thursday 2 November from 8:45pm to 10:45pm
No admission fee. For all ages.
Jupiter is exactly 180 degrees from the Sun, rising as the Sun is setting. We are now the closest we’ll be to Jupiter this year!
The king of the planets (on this date in the constellation Aries) is always a delight, with the visible cloud bands and its four Galilean moons—Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto—easily seen as well. The Galileans are always in a different configuration from night to night. How many of them will be seen this night?
The Juno spacecraft is continuing to orbit Jupiter, gathering optical and other data. NASA approved extending Juno’s mission to 2025!
Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and the Pleiades will also be available.
View from HRPO, 2 November at 9:45pm CDT (The Starry Night Pro Plus)