Category Archives: Sidereal Times

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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Glorious duo setting over the Everglades

by Richard Sherman

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From the Director

The Solstice Cometh                                                                            … Continue reading

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From the Program Director

by Ira Polans The December meeting will be held on the 8th at 7:30 PM. (See Joining the Meeting with Zoom below for details). This meeting is open to AAAP members and the general public. Due to the number of … Continue reading

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Comet C/2020 M3 Atlas on 11-13-20

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We have a telescope for sale!

Club Member Ron Mittelstaedt is selling his telescope! It is a great opportunity to get this one and enjoy the enchanting starry night sky. And what’s more, Ron will help you set it up, give you hands on instructions, and … Continue reading

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Snippets

compiled by Arlene & David Kaplan Jupiter, Saturn Will Look Like Double Planet Just after sunset on the evening of December 21,  2020,  Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer together in Earth’s night sky than they have been since the Middle Ages, offering … Continue reading

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