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Four Planets Huddle Up Before Dawn Next Week

Four Planets Huddle Up Before Dawn Next Week

Four of the five planets visible to the unaided eye huddle quite close together in the pre-dawn sky next week, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

Mercury and Venus Shine Together Throughout April

Mercury and Venus Shine Together Throughout April

The planets Mercury and Venus will put on a good show for skywatchers throughout April, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. Mercury usually is difficult to see because it seldom moves far from the Sun, but April offers a good view of Mercury because the planet is farthest from the Sun for its evening…   » Continue Reading

StarDate Magazine Introduces Media Service with Planetary Line-Up in Pre-Dawn Sky June 19-21; Animation and Images Available

StarDate Magazine Introduces Media Service with Planetary Line-Up in Pre-Dawn Sky June 19-21; Animation and Images Available

Mars, Venus, Mercury and the Moon huddle up later this week. AUSTIN, Texas — StarDate magazine, published by The University of Texas at Austin McDonald Observatory, is introducing a new service called “StarDate Media” to help print Web and broadcast media bring the excitement of skywatching events to their readers and viewers. It’s starting with…   » Continue Reading