Published: Sept. 29, 2020

Photo collage of Jupiter, Saturn and the asterism of the Teapot in SagittariusThe year is rolling right along and for the next few months Jupiter and Saturn are perfectly placed in our evening sky.

You can’t miss them — just head outside after dinner and look to the south. You’ll see them to the left (east) of the Teapot asterism.

To the unaided eye, the planets look like bright stellar objects that move against the background stars. So, it isn’t surprising that the word “planet” comes from the Greek word planetes, meaning “wanderer."