Sunday, June 21, 2015

Jupiter, Moon, Venus Conjunction II

This evening the triple conjunction was pretty nice from Powell Observatory at Lewis-Young park in Louisburg, KS. Look closely to see the Gemini twins, Pollux and Castor, just above the dome. The 30" telescope can just be seen inside the 20-foot dome. The smaller dome houses a 12" scope used for astrophotography. Hundreds of people listened to talks about astronomy, looked through the 30" and many other telescopes set up in the field by members of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Moon, Jupiter and Venus Conjunction

Driving home from visiting with friends I had to stop and take picture of the lovely conjunction of the Moon with the planets Jupiter and Venus. The twins, Pollux and Caster, are way over to the right and faintly visible just above the trees. They are the major stars in the constellation Gemini. After many days of constant rain it was so nice to have a day with clear skies for a change.