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This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 30 – October 8

This Week's Sky at a Glance, September 30 – October 8

The Moon poses with Antares at dusk. A few nights later, lunar sunrise unveils the sharp black line of the Straight Wall in Mare Nubium for small-telescope users. Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars span the evening sky. Mercury climbs onstage at dawn.

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October: Make Way for Jupiter

Sky Tour Podcast

October is a great time of year to do some casual stargazing. The stars and planets are waiting for you — all you need is this month’s Sky Tour astronomy podcast. Just download or stream the audio file and take it with you outside.

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Stellar Confidence: On Impostor Syndrome in Amateur Astronomy

Stellar Confidence: On Impostor Syndrome in Amateur Astronomy

Self-doubt is powerful, but it's no match for the stars — as long as you keep heading outside after dark and looking up.

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Issue Highlights

  • A Deeper View

    Monica Young

  • The Search for Middle-weight Black Holes

    Jenny Greene

  • Cosmic Cataclysm in South America

    Peter H. Schultz and Thomas A. Dobbins