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This will be a good year to view some planets even without a telescope or binoculars, says U of A astrophysicist.
The ‘20s kick off with plenty to enjoy for fans of the night skies, says a University of Alberta astrophysicist.
“2020 is a good year to view some of the planets after dark, since they’ll be so bright that people won’t need telescopes or binoculars to enjoy them,” said Sharon Morsink, director of the U of A’s Astronomical Observatory.RELATED: Connecting kids with the wonders of astronomy RELATED: How to enjoy Alberta’s summer skies—day and night
Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are especially visible from Earth this year, and keen skywatchers can track how they change as they move across the sky over the months, said Morsink, adding that the observatory will have viewing hours throughout the year.
“These worlds are really close to us, and it’s exciting to know that you can see their locations changing every night.”