On Sep 16, Mercury will lie just 28' above right of much fainter Mars (mag 1.8); next morning it will be only 22' below and right of the red planet.
On Sep 18, the waning crescent Moon will lie 3º below Venus, and very close to Spica. It will be about 8º above much fainter Mars (mag 1.8). That morning at about 06.30 there will be a 5-object line up: Mercury, Mars, Moon, Spica, and Venus.
On Sep 19 the waning crescent Moon will lie 3º below Mercury, giving a nice line-up of Moon, Mercury, Mars and Venus. You can get sky charts on www.heavens-above.com
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11. Backyard Worlds: Planet Nine. Backyard Worlds is hoping to discover a large planet at the fringes of our solar system — a world astronomers call Planet Nine. But Backyard Worlds need your help! Finding such dim objects requires combing through images by eye, to distinguish moving celestial bodies from ghosts and other artifacts. So come and join the search — there are many images to look through. In the end you might discover a rogue world that's even nearer to the Sun than Proxima Centauri! Discover more about the project and how to contribute here: https://www.zooniverse.org/pro
12. FUTURE EVENTS ALERT:
Astronomy Museums, Visitor Centres, & Public Observatories Workshop, 27-29 September 2017, Leiden, the Netherlands. See: https://www.communicatingastro
World Space Week 2017: 4–10 October 2017, Location: All around the world. More Information: http://www.worldspaceweek.org/
International Observe the Moon Night: 28 October 2017, Location: All around the world, More Information: http://observethemoonnight.org
36th International Meteor Conference, in Petnica, Serbia, from September 21 to 24, 2017. For details contact the Local Organizing Committee at email@example.com
International Observe the Moon Night, 28 October 2017. More Information: http://observethemoonnight.org
15. JOINING the IRISH ASTRONOMICAL ASSOCIATION: This link downloads a Word document to join the IAA. http://documents.irishastro.or
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