Leonid meteor shower peaks on Nov. 17-18: Observers in dark locations could see up to 50 swift meteors per hour. The meteors will appear to radiate from the constellation of Leo (the Lion), which will be high in the south as morning twilight begins.
Jupiter at opposition on Nov. 3: This is when the giant planet rises at sunset and sets at sunrise, making it the best time to observe with a small telescope. You should be able to see the dark equatorial cloud belts and the ever-changing positions of the four bright Galilean moons.
Venus visible in the pre-dawn sky: The dazzling planet will be visible in the east before sunrise throughout November. The moon will have a close conjunction with Venus on the morning of Nov. 9.
Saturn in Aquarius: The ringed planet will be visible in the south after sunset during November. It will be near the dim Water Jar asterism of the constellation of Aquarius the Water Bearer.