Texas A&M University Physics

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.

Venus to Cross the Sun

Jun 5, 2012

COMMERCE - Texas A&M University-Commerce invites the public to an open house on Tuesday, June 5  at 5 p.m. to observe an extremely rare chance to watch the planet Venus in transit while it crosses the face of the Sun. This opportunity will not occur again for 105 years.