Just a reminder for you early risers, 16-18 February 2009 is a great time to catch Mars and Jupiter in close conjunction with Mercury in the area to boot. You’ll have to get out just before sunrise and have a clear eastern horizon, but it’s worth the effort.
Full details in my post from 29 Jan 2009. Share it with someone you love. It’s a great opportunity to introduce the kids to astronomy and start their education early before they have to go to school where everything is dumbed down.