Back to Article List From the November 2008 issue Bob Berman’s Strange Universe: Your planets in 2009 January 2009: Coming up: Observers get a phenomenal year. By Bob Berman | Published: November 24, 2008 We’re attracted to the unusual. We never watch Congressional speeches, but we’d probably turn on C-SPAN if politicians dressed as hens. Same with the sky. We snap awake when the solar system cooks up a strange year. So happens, 2009 will deliver.