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West observes Saturn, Mars and Jupiter!

Students, alumni and employees of the district were at West Scranton High School to observe Saturn, Mars and Jupiter on Wednesday night May 25th.  Our astronomical telescopes had nice views or all three planets. As the skies darkened, the constellations were also spotted. West Scranton senior, Joseph Kane snapped this photo of Saturn with his cell phone. Jupiter's four largest moons were shinning bright just as they did back in 1610 when Galileo Galilei discovered them with his telescope. Mars had just passed its opposition and was a nice red color in the late evening sky. We are hoping for another observation before the end of the year, possibly to coincide with the full moon on June 20th.