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SkyWeek TV Archive

October 22 - 28, 2012

[skyweekvid id="apwz57qx"]The Moon, our closest neighbor in space, is amazing to the unaided eye and binoculars. Its surface reveals a lot about Earth’s history, too.

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October 15 - 21, 2012

[skyweekvid id="yrb7mcpy"]The constellations Andromeda, Cassiopeia, Cepheus, and Perseus are linked in Greek mythology by a wonderful story.

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October 8 - 14, 2012

[skyweekvid id="g68p187x"]Cassiopeia and Perseus are the prime constellations of the autumn Milky Way. And they’re home to some of the sky’s finest star clusters.

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October 1 - 7, 2012

[skyweekvid id="s25ti87s"]The constellations of the Great Sea spill from the jug of Aquarius, the Water Carrier. And Neptune, the outermost planet, is in Aquarius now.

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September 24 - 30, 2012

[skyweekvid id="p3lw9n4y"]The elegant but little-known constellation Draco the Dragon lies coiled around the Little Dipper, with its head high in the sky.

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September 17 - 23, 2012

[skyweekvid id="c8905s76"]The planet Uranus is extraordinarily close to a similarly bright star. Uranus was discovered in 1781 by an amateur astronomer named William Herschel.

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September 10 - 16, 2012

[skyweekvid id="j2ke6757"]Cygnus the Swan flies high overhead. The Great Rift that splits the Milky Way in two starts near the heart of Cygnus.

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September 3 - 9, 2012

[skyweekvid id="az2q0ri5"]The small but shapely constellation Lyra is chock-full of celestial wonders. In Greek mythology this Lyre belonged to the great musician Orpheus.

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August 27 - September 2, 2012

[skyweekvid id="kx55m8oh"]Our Moon is more than one-quarter the diameter of Earth. The only comparable pair in the solar system is Pluto and its moon Charon.

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August 20 - 26, 2012

[skyweekvid id="a5a8w6zu"]Between and below Cygnus the Swan and Aquila the Eagle lie two tiny but very attractive constellations: Delphinus the Dolphin and Sagitta the Arrow.

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August 13 - 19, 2012

[skyweekvid id="dt5n3719"]Mars threads the narrow gap between Saturn and Spica. And later in the evening we can look deep into the heart of the Sagittarius Milky Way.

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August 6 - 12, 2012

[skyweekvid id="xzg95y6v"]Mars, Saturn, and Spica form a triangle low in the southwest. And the Perseid meteor shower will be at its best late on Saturday night.

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July 30 - August 5, 2012

[skyweekvid id="rj9t4dn7"]Mars approaches Saturn and Spica dramatically this week at dusk. And the Day Star, our own Sun, is a never-ending source of astronomical wonder.

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July 23 - 29, 2012

[skyweekvid id="h1p00tuz"]Vega and Altair, the brightest stars of the Summer Triangle, are linked in legends worldwide. And their names tell a fascinating story.

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July 16 - 22, 2012

[skyweekvid id="klld4mrw"]Summer evenings are when the Milky Way’s brightest part is visible. Unfortunately, the Milky Way is easily overwhelmed by poorly designed artificial lights.

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July 9 - 15, 2012

[skyweekvid id="j5gp31uu"]Magnificent Scorpius, the Scorpion, is at its highest around 10 or 11 pm. Its brightest star is dazzling reddish Antares, meaning “rival of Mars.”

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July 2 - 8, 2012

[skyweekvid id="tvc0p711"]Vega, Altair, and Deneb, the three bright high-flying stars of summer, are now well up in the east. Together, they form a huge shape called the Summer Triangle.

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June 25 - July 1, 2012

[skyweekvid id="oau8ccr7"]The waxing Moon passes Mars, Spica, and Saturn this week. Saturn possesses an extraordinary retinue of moons, including the amazingly Earth-like moon Titan.

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June 18 - 24, 2012

[skyweekvid id="qmb843ku"]Summer officially begins on Wednesday this week. In addition to having the longest days, this time of year has the most luxurious sunrises, sunsets, and twilights.

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June 11 - 17, 2012

[skyweekvid id="v7nq6qv1"]The huge intertwined constellations Ophiuchus and Serpens fill much of the southeastern sky. Ophiuchus is sometimes called the thirteenth constellation of the zodiac.

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