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If clouds part, prepare to see galaxies, planets

Greetings, stargazers.

If the clouds ever dissipate, this should be a great month for planets and galaxies. Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are visible, and they are great markers for the ecliptic. The Virgo cluster of galaxies is high in the southern sky after sunset.

The constellation Virgo is in the large gap between the many...

Charles Hakes is an assistant professor in the physics and engineering department at Fort Lewis College and is director of the Fort Lewis Observatory. He can be reached at hakes_c@fortlewis.edu

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