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Kent Montgomery: Planets Are Very Visible This Summer

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Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, says Venus is highly visible in the west, Jupiter can be seen in the south, and Saturn is in the east.  In late July, Mars will be very visible in the western sky.  At that time, all four planets will be visible to the naked eye. Dr. Montgomery says a small telescope or even binoculars will help in viewing the planets, especially in viewing Jupiter's four moons. And the Perseid meteor showers will be visible Sunday night and Monday morning, August 12-13.

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