Sunday, July 01, 2007

Venus and Saturn

Last night at dusk, Jawbitch was in awe of Venus. It was very bright near the horizon. She got the telescope out and started looking at it. I noticed a fainter light just above it, so I went in to the Web to see if I could figure it out. I used to have a cool program called Redshift, but instead of loading it, I found this site: Fourmilab. Turns out that the fainter planet was Saturn. Through the telescope, we could see the rings! First time for that, it was really pretty amazing.