Mars, October 2015
Mars is low in the morning sky, moving eastward through Leo.
Jupiter, October 2015
Jupiter shines brightly eastern pre-dawn sky all month. It passes close to Mars on the 17th and Venus on the 26th.
Saturn, October 2015
Saturn is low in the southwest evening twilight sky, and sets soon after. It moves from Libra into Scorpius on the 16th.
Uranus, October 2015
Uranus is in opposition on the 12th in Pisces, and is visible all night. Its closeness to the moon on October 26 will be a good opportunity to observe it.
Neptune, October 2015
Neptune is visible most of the night in the constellation Aquarius.
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Geoff Gaherty was Space.com's Night Sky columnist and in partnership with Starry Night software and a dedicated amateur astronomer who sought to share the wonders of the night sky with the world. Based in Canada, Geoff studied mathematics and physics at McGill University and earned a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Toronto, all while pursuing a passion for the night sky and serving as an astronomy communicator. He credited a partial solar eclipse observed in 1946 (at age 5) and his 1957 sighting of the Comet Arend-Roland as a teenager for sparking his interest in amateur astronomy. In 2008, Geoff won the Chant Medal from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, an award given to a Canadian amateur astronomer in recognition of their lifetime achievements. Sadly, Geoff passed away July 7, 2016 due to complications from a kidney transplant, but his legacy continues at Starry Night.