While at lunch today, a coworker asked “What is that bright star at dusk?” Why, Venus of course! It was suggested that Venus only appears in the morning, which of course is not true, but it’s interesting to hear occasionally.

Another fun question was “How can you tell if it’s a planet?” It is true that the planets don’t generally flicker as much as stars (though this is more a function of the atmosphere than their planet-ness). Another way you can get an idea is whether they follow the More >