Planets Visible Over Bay Area

Good time of year for planet-watching.

By Mathew Luschek
|  Thursday, Apr 28, 2011  |  Updated 2:56 PM PDT
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Planets Visible Over Bay Area

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Check out the heavenly show in the sky.

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Over the next few weeks, people in the Bay Area can view six planets, in the eastern morning sky, says a press release from the Chabot Space Center.

Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Jupiter are visible with the naked eye, while Uranus and Neptune can be seen with a small telescope or even binoculars.

In addition, Saturn can be viewed this month in the night sky. It is the best time to see the ringed planet because the Earth is directly between Saturn and the Sun, making it visible most of the night.

Interested parties can swing by the Chabot center to see it using their giant historic telescopes, which are open to the public, free of charge, every Friday and Saturday evening.

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