Astronomers give Cayman public telescopic view of planets

Scores of people turned out at the dock at Sunset House on South Church Street in George Town Tuesday night to peer through Cayman Islands Astronomical Society telescopes to get a view of the alignment of Jupiter and Venus. Despite some intermittent cloud cover, the skywatchers had an impressive view of the planets, which appeared to be moving much closer to each other than usual. The alignment, known as a “conjunction,” occurs about every three years.

People line up to get a view of Venus and Mars. – PHOTO: TANEOS RAMSAY

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