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Like a busy urban family, planets rarely get together all at once. Later this month, however, the five so-called naked-eye planets - Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn - will reunite in the night sky, giving spectators a unique chance to see Earth's closest companions in one easy sitting.
Originally posted by intrepid
Cool. This an opportunity to get the kids interested in the solar system. My oldest has done a model for science, now he can see half of it for real. Telescopes aren't that expensive. Give me an opportunity to get one again. How could the wife complain, "it's not trivial, it's for their education."
Originally posted by groingrinder...It would be far more educational for you to BUILD a telescope with your kids...