Monthly Archives: December 2020

From the Director

Join us for the great conjunction tonight, Friday, December 18 on solstice day, December 21 right after sunset (4:37pm).  You can join the live astro video session via Zoom produced by the AAAP astro-video group.  If conditions are favorable we will … Continue reading

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Get Together of Jupiter and Saturn Families, 2020

by Robert Vanderbei The conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn will take place in the late afternoon and early evening of Monday, December 21.  On that day, the Sun will set at 4:35pm.At that time, Jupiter and Saturn will be low … Continue reading

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Some Notable Conjunctions of Jupiter and Saturn

by John Church As we are all aware, there will be a close conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in the evening sky of Monday Dec. 21, which coincidentally is the same day as the winter solstice.  Jupiter passes Saturn once … Continue reading

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In anticipation of the Great Conjunction, 2020

by Robert Vanderbei On Monday, Dec. 21, Jupiter will “lap” Saturn in their mutual race around the Sun.  At the closest approach, their angular separation will be just 6 arcminutes. That’s the closest Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in about 400 years.   … Continue reading

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A Child’s Delight

by Robert Vanderbei You can see both Jupiter and Saturn in the sky and Saturn on my computer’s screen too.

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