The bright planets Venus and Jupiter have been edging closer together for weeks now in the western sky, and on June 30, 2015, they make their closest approach when they pass less than a full-Moon-width from each other.
This eye-catching conjunction of two bright planets is a great time for a photo-op and an ideal opportunity to see the clockwork motion of the solar system in action. Slooh astronomers will present a live online show during the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter. During the show, you’ll find out a little more about these two remarkable worlds. You’ll learn what a conjunction means and how far apart these planets really are in space. And you’ll see the two planets close up through one of our robotic telescopes. Join us for this live members-only show.