It will be a rare treat, weather permitting, for astronomy enthusiasts and casual stargazers alike. Shortly after sundown, near the southwest horizon, the planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear in the sky at just a fraction of one degree apart.

Michael Mroziak, WBFO

It won't be long after the start of a new year when Western New York astronomy buffs can enjoy the first of a few special events that will take place in the sky.

Alan C. Tough, Siding Spring Observatory

For the next few weeks, astronomy buffs will have a chance to view a cosmic visitor that is not only making a once-in-a-lifetime swing through the Solar System but may also offer watchers a glimpse of color that's just right for the holiday season.