From: Paul Geary, ENN
Published March 28, 2005 12:00 AM

EarthNews Radio: Morrison Planetarium

April will be a great month to view our giant neighbor in the solar system, Jupiter.ENN's Jerry Kay spoke with Bing Quock of the Morrison Planetarium, part of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.



Listen to EarthNews Radio: Morrison Planetarium



He says that since Jupiter is opposite the sun in the sky in April, it's a good time to view the planet through a telescope, or even a tripod-mounted set of binoculars.Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, with a volume of about 1300 times that of Earth. Quock mentioned also that Jupiter has 63 moons, four of which are easily visible with the aid of a telescope.You can learn more about Jupiter and rest of the night sky at the Morrison Planetarium's website: www.calacademy.org/planetarium


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