Friday, February 27, 2015

Tonight's Sky for February 27: Cosmic Soccer, Pollux?

Tonight, there will be a bit of cosmic soccer, of sorts, as the Moon will be parked right next to the cosmic twins, Gemini, and more specifically, next to the foot of Pollux, the lower of the twins as seen when the constellation is just starting to rise in the East. As a second activity, if you have a telescope handy, turn it on Castor, the other twin as it is a binary (multiple) star system and see how many of the companion stars you can spot. For the record, Castor is a 6-star system. 

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