We began this week with a conjunction of the moon and the planet Venus. Tonight, it’s Saturn’s turn to shine beside the moon. The moon will be the first nighttime object to appear, in fact you should be able to see it in the daytime as a fat crescent during the late afternoon. To the left of the moon is Saturn, which looks like a yellow-tinted star. Below Saturn there’s a real star, Antares, which marks the heart of the constellation Scorpius. Both the moon and Saturn are now among the stars of Scorpius, which is sprawled across the southwestern sky after sunset. Well, technically the moon is in Scorpius, just above its head; Saturn, on the other hand, has drifted into the constellation Ophiuchus, the Serpent Bearer. On star charts, Ophiuchus is shown as a big guy suffering from a wardrobe malfunction while holding onto a snake (probably explains why his toga has slipped,) while at the same time standing on the back of the scorpion. Apparently this constellation has a lot of issues.