The Sky Calendar and evening sky map may be conveniently reprinted on two sides of 8-1/2 by 11-inch paper. The May calendar includes illustrations of the Moon passing four naked-eye planets and five bright zodiacal stars during the last two weeks of May, including the spectacular Moon-Venus pairing on Saturday, May 19, and ending with the pairing of Jupiter with the Full Moon on May 31.
The May all-sky map is designed for stargazers just beginning to find their way around the sky.
Normally, the Sky Calendar is available on the web only once each year, for the month which includes Astronomy Day.
Since we found out about the first International Sidewalk Astronomy Night, we are also making this month's issue available to any groups which would like to use it.
For anyone who would like to receive printed copies of future issues of the Sky Calendar, subscription information is included on the May issue. Calendars are mailed four times per year, three issues per mailing.
Best wishes for clear skies on May 19.
formerly Staff Astronomer,