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    Kids and the planets
    From: David Pike
    Date: 2020 Jul 27, 05:01 -0700

    David C you wrote: This afternoon I learned that one of my grandaughtersr has been learning about the planets at school. She was very keen. I have explained to her mother that  before sunrise tomorrow it may be possible to see venus *and* mars. I have sent  down the  polar sky chart from the nautical Almanac app and other instructions. My worry is that venus will be low in the sky and may be behind  a hill.

    The weather forecast is good for tomorrow and I am hoping that a 5year old will be able to tell her teacher that she has seen mars. I plan to go outside between 6am and 7am tomorrow local time to check and if neccessary phone instructions.

    David C
    As it’s winter for you, you might find just after dark more convenient.  Jupiter is particularly bright now, and Saturn just to the right makes them easily identified.  Moreover, there are a couple cutely named stars from a 5-year old’s point of view.  Nunki is as far left of Jupiter as Saturn is to the right, and from 41S Zuben-ubi will be jumping over the Moon shortly, but then moving away fast, so you might miss it. DaveP

       
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