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Kootenai Stargazers Astronomy Club

Calendar of Events

The Kootenai Stargazers Astronomy Club meets the third Friday of each month.

Upcoming Meetings and presentations

  • Our May meeting, normally scheduled for Friday May 15, has been cancelled. Please check in again next month for information about our next meeting. Thank you.

What's Up in the Night Sky

    Note: Observations are good for the lower 48 states, but more accurate for the Northwest Area.

  • Unfortunately for us, the comet Atlas has been fragmenting as it approaches the Sun.

  • Venus can still be seen after sunset although it is getting lower in the sky; the Planet will continue to get lower in the sky for the rest of the month. Look for the bright planet closer to the western horizon.

  • Jupiter is easily seen in the predawn hours. Look for the bright planet to the south, southeast section of the sky.

  • Venus is well above the horizon on the west at dusk. By April 27, the planet will be at maximum brightness at a -4.7 magnitude.

  • Saturn also is seen in the predawn hours fairly close to Jupiter. Look to the south, southeast section of the sky.

  • The New Moon occurs on May 22 giving dark skies.

  • First Quarter Moon occurs on May 30.

  • The next Full Moon is June 5.

April 8, 2024 Next Total Solar Eclipse in the United States