Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Opposition of Saturn, Sunday, February 24
Saturn is at opposition on Sunday 24 February. At this time it is at it's largest and brightest as seen from Earth. This is a perfect time to observe Saturn with a small telescope. If you don't have a scope, try to get to one of your local astronomical societies or public observatories Open Days. Unlike Mars, whose diameter changes rapidly at opposition, Saturn's diameter changes slowly, and will be good viewing for some time.