skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for August 30th through September 6th.

The full moon for the month of August was late on the night of Sunday the 29th if you go by local time, or early in the morning of the 30th if you use Universal Time. This full moon is known as the Grain Moon or the Green Corn Moon.

Venus and Saturn will be very close together in the morning hours for the early part of this week.

Look for the moon next to the Pleiades star cluster as they rise around midnight on the morning of the 5th.

For more skywatching tips for the week, check out stardate.org

The telescope at Robert Lee Moore Hall will be open on Wednesdays from 8 to 10 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 Painter Hall telescope is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 8 to 10 p.m. Painter Hall is located on 24th street about halfway between Speedway and Guadalupe.

All events are free and open to all ages and no reservations are required. Observing events are weather permitting. Please call 232-4265 for weather cancellation information. Note that star party times and availability change throughout the year. Please call this recording before planning a visit to the telescopes.

Thank you for calling the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report and have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.