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    Conjunction causes uncommon planet visibility I
■The alignment of Earth,
Jupiter and Saturn an be seen
from the UNL observatory.
Pull out the lawn chairs, put
on a winter coat and go outside.
There’s something to be seen in
the November skies other than
the usual snow and smog.
Jupiter and Saturn are cur
rently aligned with Earth, form
ing what is known as a Great
Conjunction, and this event can
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be seen in detail Friday from the
UNL Student Observatory on the
roof of the Stadium Parking
Garage on lO^1 andT streets.
Starting at 6:30 p.m., Martin
Gaskell, a UNL astronomy and
physics professor, will give atten
dees the opportunity to view the
planets and discuss the conjunc
The visibility of these planets
is so clear for two reasons,
Gaskell said. Jupiter is close to
perihelion, the point in which its
orbit is closest to the sun. Thus,
the planet wall be illuminated
throughout the month as il
reaches its closest proximity to
Earth for this year.
Coincidentally, Saturn will
look brighter from Earth than it
has been for almost 30 years.
Saturn, with its beautiful
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crisp rings, will appear to the
upper right of the brighter Jupiter
and its satellites, Gaskell said.
The pairing is in the constella
tion Taurus and can be easily
seen with or without a telescope.
At midnight, the conjunction
appears in die upper southeast
portion of the sky. By dawn, the
pairing rests in the low western
A telescope will make Jupiter
look as large as die full moon and
will reveal Saturn's rings and
Jupiter's four large satellites,
sights that can be viewed in mag
nification at Friday’s event,
Gaskell said.
Many astrologers claim the
conjunction has significant per
sonal meaning in their lives. One
theory states that the star of
Bethlehem was actually a rare
triple conjunction, in wnicn tne
planets appeared to pass each
other in the sky three times.
Others believe the position of
the planets has a direct impact
on their health, love lives, day-to
day events or the end of the
“Astrology is like the Psychic
Friend’s Network,” said UNL
physics and astronomy professor
Kevin Lee, referring to the many
non-science based theories pro
posed by astrologers.
The conjunction is important
educationally because it proves
the solar system has a disk shape,
Lee said.
The close proximity of Jupiter
brings its gravitational force
close to Earth, which can be use
ful to NASA in launching space
craft to Saturn and beyond.
“This won’t happen again for another 20 years ”
Martin Gaskell
__UNL astronomy and physics professor
If a spacecraft travels at a
high enough velocity in Jupiter’s
direction, it can use the planet’s
gravitational force to increase its
velocity, thus enlarging its poten
tial distance of travel, Lee said.
Gaskell said the conjunction
occurred on May 28 and will
remain until spring when Jupiter
will move forward into Gemini,
another section in the zodiac,
and away from Saturn.
The event on Friday is open
to the public and will start with
the viewing ofVenus at 6:30 p.m.
It will end with the viewing of the
moon around 10 p.m. In addi
tion, Uranus and Neptune will be
viewed, Gaskell said.
He said to wear warm cloth
ing because the event will be out
Whether this phenomenon
affects personal lives or is strictly
scientific is unknown.
What is known, however, is
that time is running out on the
brief opportunity to see this phe
nomenon on a cloudless
“This won't happen again for
another 20 years,” Gaskell said.
Visitor's work builds bridges I
■ Author Pat Alderete's wide
ranging experiences enable
her to relate to people.
Writer Pat Alderete has a sin
cere interest in people. Perhaps
that’s what drives her to write
and publish works like “Fire’’ and
“Victor the Bear.”
Perhaps her genuine love for
humanity is what has given her
the edge to win national awards
for her writings.
And perhaps it’s her charis
ma that draws people around
the country to listen to her read
Whatever it is that attracts
audiences to her works, Alderete
said she thinks University of
Nebraska-Uncoln students and
faculty will want to meet her.
This evening Alderete,
Chicano and lesbian writer, per
former and Los Angeles native,
will be reading her work in the
Nebraska Union at 7:30 p.m. The
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event is free and open to the
public and is sponsored by the
UNL committee on Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual, and
Transgender Concerns and the
Women’s Studies program.
“She’s already given a read
ing in the English department
and the reception has been fan
tastic,” said Amelia M.L Montes,
assistant professor of English
and ethnic studies at UNL and
friend of Alderete. “From her
readings students can really
learn about the human condi
tion, universal themes in
humanity, and in understanding
each other’s failures as well as
supporting each other’s gifts.”
Montes believes university
students will be interested in
Alderete’s way of building
bridges between cultures, as
well as her genuine compassion
and generosity.
Alderete and Montes met six
years ago while in a writing
group in Los Angeles. Alderete
moved out of east Los Angeles
when she was 20 and has since
traveled the country giving read
ings and performances of her
short stories. She believes the
wide variety of experiences and
people she has encountered give
her an ability to relate to people.
“I’ve found that ultimately
we may look or speak differently
but we all want and need the
same things,” she said.
Tonight Alderete will have
the opportunity to experience
the most rewarding part of her
job: meeting and connecting
with people. After her readings,
she will allow the audience to
ask questions and, later,
exchange experiences with her.
Alderete’s work has been
published in volumes “HERS 2”
and “HERS 3: Brilliant New
Fiction by Lesbian Writers.”
Because of national awards
she won through the Emerging
Voices Program, Alderete has
had the opportunity to work
with Mona Simpson, author of
“Anywhere but Here,” and Luis
Rodriguez, author of “Always
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•1 wooden end table with storage $20.
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