Venus presents a stunning crescent at dusk before switching over to the morning sky early next month. After dodging the Moon for the Geminids, it's dark skies all around for the Quadrantid meteor shower.
See nine unique open clusters in Cassiopeia while barely moving your telescope.
These four globular clusters are easy to find in autumn skies and a perfect way to welcome the season.
Gamma Cassiopeia may lack a proper name, but the middle star of the "W"-shape constellation is worth finding on the sky.