There was a major astronomy event on the evening of December 21, 2020!
That night, the “Great Conjunction” – or the “Christmas Star,” as it’s been commonly named in the news – occurred, meaning Jupiter and Saturn appeared so close that they appeared to fuse into a single dot of light.
This was the closest visible gathering of these planets in 800 years, and there won’t be another one like it until 2040.
If you missed the Great Conjunction, don’t worry. We’ll be covering it during the holiday season in our live planetarium show, “Planets Tonight,” through January 3, 2021.
Click here to purchase tickets now!