skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for February 10th to the 16th.

The moon is full on Sunday the 16th. This full moon is called The Snow Moon. Jupiter will be the bright object above the moon on Sunday.

Saturn will appear alongside the moon on the 11th. The moon will pass by Jupiter on the 15th.

The moon will appear in the constellation Taurus on the 10th, with the Hyades open cluster below and the Pleiades cluster above.

Venus can still be seen brightly shining in the morning hours before dawn. Look to Venus' right for the constellation Scorpius, one of the great constellations of the summer evening skies. Mars lies to the left of Antares, the bright orange star in Scorpius.

The telescope at Robert Lee Moore Hall is open to the public on Wednesday nights starting at 7:00 p.m. RLM is located on the southeast corner of Dean Keeton and Speedway. Take the elevators to the 17th floor and follow the signs to the telescope.

The telescope at Painter hall is open on Fridays for UT students, faculty and staff from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays are open to the general public from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Painter Hall is located on 24th street about half way between Speedway and Guadalupe.

All events are free and open to all ages and no reservations are required. Observing events are weather permitting. Please note that star party times change throughout the year.