Venus, Saturn and Mars will be visible in the pre-dawn skies during March but Jupiter, at its closest to Earth, will be on full display for evening stargazers this month.
Five planets line up in the early morning sky through most of February. All can be seen without binoculars or telescopes.
Begin 2016 looking skyward: The new year starts with an astronomical light show courtesy of the Quadrantids meteor shower and possibly a glimpse of comet Catalina.
Our new monthly feature on astronomy turns the telescope toward the Helix Nebula and the Orion Nebula and offers tips on viewing December’s meteor showers.
We’re offering a new monthly feature that gives us of glimpse of the month’s astronomical features. November is always good for meteor showers.