Two of the brightest objects in the night sky are about to become visual neighbors. The conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will occur on the morning of August 18, 2014, just before dawn in the eastern sky. The two planets will appear side by side in the sky and will be visible without the aid of a telescope or zoom binoculars, but either will help you see them even better, of course. So set your alarm clock for the early morning on August 18, and look to the east. Whether you view the conjunction with the naked eye or with the aid of zoom binoculars, this event is not to be missed, as it is one of the closest conjunctions of Venus and Jupiter in some time.