This Month’s Sky


Get ready for a stunning planet show in the evening sky! With the Sun setting earlier, there is plenty of time to enjoy the planets. Brilliant Jupiter will appear first in the eastern sky, about 30 minutes after sunset. It is the brightest object, in the evening sky, aside from the Moon. Venture to the right of Jupiter to find golden colored Saturn, which is not as bright (Illustration 1). Both planets are a treat in a telescope!

Our hike begins around 8:00. Grab your Starry Trail map, jacket, binoculars and for those cold nights, your gloves. Take a deep breath. Do you smell the scent of autumn in the air? Our nights are getting chillier, and the sun sets much earlier. But on the warmer fall nights, we may still hear the last of the crickets! Start by facing west and the beautiful colors of the sunset.

Don’t Forget!! Our last Star Party of the year – Saturday October 1 – Walker Road Park Pavilion 7:30-9:00 pm. International Observe the Moon Night! Viewing the Moon, Saturn, Jupiter & Autumn Constellations.

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Here’s what you’ll need to start exploring tonight’s sky:


This narrative explains where to look and how to identify stars, deep sky objects, constellations, planets!

Starry Map

Your simple sky map to locate stars, planets and constellation positions.

Starry Trail Map

While using the narrative, this is your visual guide on starting point and the monthly adventure through the night sky. 


Will show you the position of the constellations and help you seek them out

Starry Checklist October

This will help you keep track of everything you view in this month’s night sky. 

Starry Trails Audio

Take Starry Trails with you!
Listen to Suzie as she helps you navigate your journey thru the stars!!

Starry Trails Video Archive

Plus, Hoover-Price Planetarium, Canton OH – Videos
Host Suzie Dills provides a look at the celestial highlights in the night sky!

 Make sure you check the sky chart in your area to make sure there are clear skies!
Clear Sky Cleveland Chart

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I’m VERY excited to share my children’s books with everyone!

Stella’s Starry Adventures!
Join Stella, as she takes you on an adventure through the night sky!
Kids will love learning about the constellations and more with Stella as their guide!

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