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This Week's Sky at a Glance, July 19 – 28

This Week's Sky at a Glance, July 19 – 28

Scorpius poses at center stage in the south. The Sagittarius Teapot follows behind it. And Rasalhague, the head star of Ophiuchus. turns the Summer Triangle into a big, upright diamond.

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July Podcast: Spotlight on Spica

Sky Tour Podcast

Grab your curiosity, and come along on this month’s Sky Tour. This month offers a chance to watch a dramatic coverup of the bright star Spica by the first-quarter Moon. You can also glimpse Mercury just after sunset — and Saturn very late in the evening.

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Why We Look Up: Anticipation

Why We Look Up: Anticipation

The wait until nightfall can make observing cosmic wonders all the sweeter.

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Issue Highlights

  • The Secret Lives of Comets

    Arwen Rimmer

  • Who First Described the Comet Belt Just Beyond Neptune?

    Ken Croswell

  • A Deep Dive into Stephan’s Quintet

    Howard Banich