Fall is here and our evenings are beginning to cool off. The universe is putting on a show for us Earthlings. At this time, all of the planets except for Mercury and Jupiter are in the evening sky.
Here's how to find them after sunset: Saturn and much brighter Venus are close together (about 3 degrees) and two fist-widths (20 degrees) above the horizon in the southwest. Mars is fairly bright and about a third of the way from the horizon to zenith, looking directly southward. Uranus, Neptune, and dwarf planets Pluto and Ceres are available, but require a telescope. If you use binoculars, Saturn may appear to have ears.
For information about astronomy and the nighttime sky and to see these wonders through a telescope, come visit the Insperity Observatory for public night on the first Friday of each month from sunset to 10 p.m.: humbleisd.net/observatory.