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Mortal as I am, I know that I am born for a day. But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the earth - Ptolemy

Babe Among the Stars - June 2009

Apologies that there wasn't a column from me a fortnight ago; I went to the London meet and though I was due to return home on Post deadline day I had an accident and was unable to write my column. There's a SPAM email doing the rounds about an upcoming 'astronomical event' on 27 August when 'the planet Mars will be so close it will appear as large as the full moon in our sky'. It's rubbish. Don't forward it to your friends, please.

Here's what's coming up in June:

June Diary Dates

Venus is now a 'morning star' and is partnered with Mars before dawn the whole month. If you know your constellations, they're both in Aries, which will no doubt give astrologers something exciting to talk about.

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