Three-planet alignment in night sky

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The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is hosting a three-planet event.
Mercury, Venus and Jupiter will come very close together. PEEC and the Pajarito Astronomers will be there with telescopes to help viewers enjoy this event.
The telescopes will be set up for twilight sky viewing starting about 8:45 p.m., about 45 minutes after sunset. Besides these planets, there will also be some galaxies to view.
Public is invited to dress accordingly and if the viewing is good, the event will last until around midnight.
The three planets will form a tight triangle that will fit into a 2.5 degree circle above the western horizon. After they set at around 9:35 p.m., the rings of Saturn and then the galaxies can be observed.
For more information, call PEEC at 662-0460.