There will be no "heavenly fireworks" this month (except on Thursday) because there are no meteor showers except the Delta Aquarids on July 30 and pre-dawn. But there's plenty to see without them.

Jupiter and Mars are now morning "stars." Spectacular, Venus, still low in the western sky after sunset, and Saturn (in Libra) are evening "stars."

The summer constellations are out all night. Overhead are Bootes (the herdsman) and Arcturus, the Corona Borealis (the northern crown), and Lyra (the harp) and Vega. Arcturus and Vega are the fourth and fifth brightest stars in the sky.

Further south are the zodiacal constellations of Sagittarius (the archer), Scorpio (the scorpion) and its reddish star, Antares, and Libra (the scales). North are Hercules, Draco (the dragon), and Ursa Major (the big bear and better known as the "Big Dipper").

Enjoy all these sites in the relatively cool evenings and I'll be back next month!