Stars ... in your multitudes ...

Star Gazing

By ROGER BROWER

The China Lake Astronomical Society will meet Monday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Maturango Museum for its monthly astronomy program. Calendars and handbooks for 2020 will be available.

There will be no more star parties until March.

DECEMBER CELESTIAL CALENDAR

1. Saturn, Jupiter and Venus will all be in the southwest evening sky this month. However, Jupiter fades into the sunset by midmonth. Look for them all soon after the sun sets.

2. Mars remains in the morning sky this month. Look for it in the east about three hours before the sun rises.

3. Mercury is also in the morning sky. Look for it in the east for the first two weeks of the month.

4. The Geminid meteor shower peaks on the evenings of Dec. 13-14, but will be hampered by the bright moon. Look for them in the east after midnight.

For more information contact CLAS at 760-446-0454 or 760-677-1143.

Story First Published: 2019-11-29