Will the heavens explode in two weeks?

This is an exciting time to be watching the sky.

Mars, though fading rapidly, is still brilliant. It’s that bright orange star out all night. Saturn arrives at its closest to Earth for the entire year this coming week, far to the lower left of Mars. And Jupiter, though its days of visibility are now numbered, keeps blazing in the west at nightfall as the night’s very brightest star.

This Saturday night, May 10, we’ll do a special skywatching session right after . . .

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