skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for May 20th to the 27th.

The full moon for the month of May is on the 26th. This full moon is known as the Milk Moon or the Planting Moon.

While the main part of the planetary show from the past month may be over, it isn't quite finished yet. Over the course of the next couple of weeks, you can watch the two brightest planets, Jupiter and Venus move closer and closer to each other each night. They will reach their closest point on June 3rd.

Above the planets you will find the famous twin stars Castor and Pollux of the constellation Gemini.

Public viewing on campus telescopes is currently on break between semesters. Summer viewing will resume in June. Please call this recording to check times before planning a visit to the telescopes.