April 2012 is Global Astronomy Month

Ten days late in getting the word out, a third of the month already gone, but at least the new moon is approaching, providing perfect viewing opportunities for dark sky observing.  April 2012 is Global Astronomy Month and according to my local astronomy club, the Astronomical Society of Kansas City (ASKC), the week of April 23 is Astronomy Week.

Visit Sky & Telescope’s “This week’s Sky at a Glance” for current observing highlights.

Don’t miss the approaching Venus, which will transit the sun in early June, clearly visible in the early evening sky.  Jupiter, Saturn and Mars all make appearances nightly as well.