In the Sky

Updated 5/14/2017

M67: April-May is a good time to find and observe M67 in Cancer the Crab. M67 is unusual in that it is not in the plane of the Milky Way unlike most of the open star clusters.

Mars and Jupiter are our evening planets through May.

Venus is our morning “star” throughout May.  The crescent moon will be within 2 degrees of Venus on the morning of May 22nd.

Vesta will travel through Cancer the Crab in May.

Saturn: the ringed planet will be spectacular in June as its rings will be at a 28 degree tilt!

Comets: C/2015 V2 (Johnson) travels through Bootes (not far from 41p) throughout April and May and may reach magnitude 6. (Picture)


NEW HORIZONS is past Pluto. Follow the progress at

JUNO has entered orbit around Jupiter! Follow the NASA link below for updates on the mission:

“Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another.” Plato, Philosopher

Q: What do you call stormtroopers playing Monopoly?
A: Game of Clones  (