skywatchers report

Welcome to the University of Texas Skywatchers' Report for September 4th through the 9th

The moon will be at last quarter on Monday the 10th.

Mars is still bright in the south as evening twilight ends. Saturn rises at about 12:30 in the morning as it makes its way towards an early December opposition. Jupiter rises about two hours later. Venus rises at about 5 a.m. and is still fairly high as the sun rises.

Late in the evening of Sunday the 9th into the early morning hours of Monday the 10th, the moon will skirt just a few tenths of a degree from Saturn.

Wednesday night star parties at Robert Lee Moore Hall start at 8 p.m. The building is located on the southeast corner of Dean Keeton (formerly 26th street) and Speedway. Take the elevator to the 17th floor and follow the signs to the telescope.

Painter Hall public viewing is on Saturday evening and starts at 8:30 p.m. Friday nights are open to UT students, faculty and staff at 8:30 p.m. The building 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.

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