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Venus and Jupiter to be Seen in Conjunction, Kopernik Talks Phenomena

If you look towards the western night sky between now and July 2nd, you might be able to catch a glimpse of something special. The Kopernik Observatory & Science Center is opening its doors to the public, allowing them to catch both the planets of Venus and Jupiter right next to each other.

The phenomenon in astronomy is known as a conjunction, which happens about once every year or so.

"What we're hoping to see is inside a telescope, you get to see both planets at the same time, so you'll be able to see the banding on Jupiter and next to it Venus, being a nice half moon shaped planet right now."

The Observatory will be open to the public until July second, from 8 to 10 p.m. For more information, visit their web site at www.kopernik.com