Last Week's Stargazing Tips

February 28: Beta Cassiopeia

A bright star in Cassiopeia is nearing the end of its life, so it is beginning to puff up like a giant balloon. Beta Cassiopeia is in the northwest this evening, at the bottom of a sideways letter W formed by some of the constellation’s brightest stars.

February 27: Hints of Life

Mars is in view in the early evening sky right now. It is close to the lower right of Venus, the “evening star.” It is quite low in the sky, however, so you may need binoculars to help you pick it out.


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