As November arrives, northern stargazers enjoy earlier sunsets and longer (if cooler) stargazing sessions, while southern-hemisphere stargazers now enjoy the warmer nights of spring. For deep-sky observers, there are plenty of open star clusters in Cassiopeia and Perseus, and lots of galaxies in Pegasus, Sculptor, and elsewhere. Orion rises well into the evening and dominates the southern sky after midnight, while the stars of northern spring rise before dawn. The bright planets Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are past their prime for the year, but Venus rises earlier each day in the eastern sky before dawn and puts on a dazzling show. Add in a couple of meteor showers and a favourable chance to see an ancient crater over the lunar limb, and it makes for a good month of stargazing. Here’s what to see in the night sky this month.