FRIDAY, JANUARY 8
■ If your sky is even moderately dark, try to trace out the winter Milky Way arching across the sky. In early evening it extends up from the west-northwest horizon along the vertical Northern Cross of Cygnus, up and over to the right past dim Cepheus and through Cassiopeia high in the north, then to the right and lower right through Perseus and Auriga, down between the feet of Gemini and Orion’s Club, and on down to the east-southeast horizon between Procyon and Sirius.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
Jupiter and Saturn are sinking ever lower into the bright