How to See Planets With a Telescope

As astronomers, we all want to point our telescopes towards the planets because they are large, bright and have good details for us to observe.

In the articles below, we've shared with you our guides to finding and observing each of the planets with a telescope.

Can I See Pluto and Other Dwarf Planets With a Telescope?
Have you heard of the phrase: 'My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets? In the late 90s, it[...]
How Big is Jupiter? And How Much Bigger than Earth is it?
Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun is the biggest planet in our solar system, the fourth brightest, and has[...]
How Big is Mars Compared to Earth and Venus?
The four planets closest to the Sun—Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars are called terrestrial planets. They are united by their[...]
How Big Is Saturn, And Can It Really Float In The Bath?
Saturn is the second-largest planet in our solar system after Jupiter. However, Saturn is so far away from us that[...]
How Far Away is Jupiter?
Jupiter, one of the three gas giants in our solar system, is a lovely sight to look at in our[...]
How Far Away Is Mars?
The fourth planet in our solar system, Mars, is often seen as a yellow-orange star in our night skies. It's[...]
How Far Away is Mercury from the Sun and Earth?
Mercury, the first planet in our solar system is close to the Sun and thus often difficult to see. Orbiting[...]