Although most of the time astronomers are irritated by the number of manmade objects orbiting our planet, there are times when seeing these satellites is nevertheless fun. Besides, it doesn't take any fancy equipment to actually see many of the satellites. Best of all, you don't have to stay up too late. Satellites are most visible in the hours after sunset or before sunrise.

Sighting opportunities for International Space Station (ISS), other satellites, and their orbital elements can be found at:

Don't know how to read the info at these sites?

Then you should come to week 1 of our Learn the Sky Nights program.