This evening the new, waxing crescent moon can be found above the southwestern horizon after sunset. Even before it gets dark you’ll be able to see the moon, and what’s more, you should also be able to find a bright star just down below and to the right of it. That bright star is actually the planet Venus, and it’s hard to miss. You can find another planet over there as well, but it won’t show up until dark. When that happens, look immediately to the right of the moon, and you should discover Mars, appearing as a red-tinged, star-like object. If you want to see these objects through a telescope, come on out to Astronomy Day at Indian River State College’s Fort Pierce campus this Saturday. The event is free, and goes from 2 pm until 9 pm; if skies are clear, members of the Treasure Coast Astronomical Society will provide guided views of the moon and the planets at the College’s Hallstrom Planetarium.