Saturn at its Best!
Saturn is easy to find an hour after sunset on mid-August evenings. At 10:00 p.m it will be about 27 degrees up off the southern horizon. It appears to the naked eye as a moderately bright, beige-colored "star."
In small telescopes, it blooms into a glorious gem. This year, the North pole of the planet is tilted as far towards us as they get. Its enormous rings- which are so big that they would just squeeze in the gap between the Earth and our Moon- are at their best right now.
if you have a small telescope, why not take a look!
And, next year, be sure to visit the John Glenn Astronomy Park, when our giant telescope is up and running.