It’s common in journalism to present two sides to every story. So every bad news bulletin should have some good news. And this motif actually applies to the entire universe. Now in mid-May, for example, we’ve entered the three-week period when the dazzling Evening Star is largest and most interestingly crescent-shaped though binoculars and small telescopes. The bad news is that when this happens, it means Venus will disappear in less than a month.