Star Clusters en Western Slope Skies 12/20/13 <p>As the holidays approach, the days shorten, bringing with them our glorious Western Slope night skies.&nbsp; Joining us to celebrate the season is a brilliant cluster of stars, called the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rising on our eastern horizon, the </span>Pleiades<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first appears as a cloud-like thumbprint.&nbsp; As your eyes adapt to the darkness, you’ll be able to pick out point-like stars, as many as six or seven.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:17:19 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 20106 at Western Slope Skies 12/20/13