This Week In Astronomy

Last Call for Jupiter
Enjoy telescopic views of Jupiter before the gas giant planet sinks below the horizon in early August. Throughout the month, look for the bright planet before midnight in the constellation Virgo. On the night of July 28th, Jupiter and the waxing crescent Moon will make a pretty pair as they appear close to one another above the western horizon.
Scorpius Star Clusters
Catch great views of some sparkling open star clusters in Scorpius. Both M6, “The Butterfly Cluster”, and M7, “The Ptolemy Cluster” can be found near the “stinger” region of the constellation.