One of the greatest things about living on our little hill is that there is real darkness at night. If our motion sensor lights don't go off, the skies are brilliant with stars, and it is a great place to learn some astronomy.
Thanks to two of my favorite blog sites, I have these two links for you:
Sky & Telescope: Three Planets Bunch Up in Twilight
ABC News Online: Science and Technology: Planets Align in Cosmic Show
We'll add some rootbeer floats or espresso milkshakes, throw down some sleeping bags to make the deck a comfortable observation spot, and it sounds like we have my idea of heaven on earth.
With thanks to the lovely ladies at: