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Look to the Sky! Venus, the Moon, the Space Station & Atlantis

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It's a space nerd weekend, folks. Not only is the Griffith Observatory celebrating its 75th Anniversary (with events all day today), the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is hosting their annual open house this weekend. Then add to that this: "This weekend, Venus and the crescent Moon are gathering in the western sky for a spectacular conjunction, and they’re not alone. The International Space Station and, very likely, space shuttle Atlantis will join them for a rare four-way meeting of spaceships and planets over many locations," says Space Fellowship. Anthony Cook at the Observatory's Sky Report offers up some more information.