skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for February 14th through the 20th.

The moon is at first quarter on Tuesday night where it will appear alongside the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus.

Saturn continues to be a great evening object, high in the east as darkness falls. The moon will be above and to the left of Saturn on the 19th, and the moon will be below and to the left of Saturn on the 20th.

Jupiter is now rising at 10 p.m. and will soon be back as an early evening object.

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

The telescope at Robert Lee Moore Hall is open to the public on Wednesday  nights from 7 to 9 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 Friday and Saturday nights  from 7 to 9 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. Note that star party times and availability change throughout the year. Please call this recording before planning a visit to the telescopes. Observing events are weather permitting. Please call 232-4265 for weather cancellation information, which is updated 30 to 60 minutes before viewing start time only on nights when star parties are cancelled.

Thank you for calling the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report.