Uranus and Neptune in 2013
This article gives directions for finding Uranus and Neptune from June 2013 through February 2014. If you've never seen these planets before, you might want to read our general instructions first.
Both planets become visible in bright twilight sometime in May 2013. Neptune rises first, but because it's so much fainter, it won't actually be visible much earlier. Sometime in June or July, both planets become high enough for decent telescopic viewing in the predawn sky.
Neptune reaches opposition to the Sun on August 27th, and Uranus on October 3rd. These are the dates when the planets rise around sunset, set around sunrise, and reach their highest in the sky in the middle of the night. Neptune is reasonably well placed in the evening sky from August through November, and Uranus from September through January 2013. They're detectable after that, but too low for high-power telescopic observing.