Lunar and Planetary

The Moon and (most of) the planets are the brightest objects in the sky, and they are the first things to interest most people when they have access to a telescope. Because they are bright, we can run "Lunar and Planetary" observing nights in acessible locations without being greatly concerned about the amount of light pollution. Typically, we run one or two of these nights each year, coinciding with times when the best selection of planets are "up" at the one time (in the evening).

So what can we see of the planets ?

Keeping the observing site dark

We do not need to be particularly strict about white light on lunar and planetary nights, but we still want to keep it as dark as possible