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Predawn sky 29Jan to 1Feb 2019

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

January 2019: Eclipsed Moon & More

As told in this month's astronomy podcast, a total lunar eclipse and the Quadrantid meteors headline a busy month of stargazing after sunset and before dawn.

Eclipses

Solar and Lunar Eclipses in 2019

There'll be something for everybody in 2019, with total, annular, and partial solar eclipses — and total and partial lunar eclipses to look forward to.

2017 Geminid over Gallup, NM

Celestial News & Events

The Best Meteor Showers in 2019

Sky & Telescope predicts that the two best meteor showers in 2019 will be the Quadrantids in early January and the Eta Aquariids in early May. The popular Perseid and Geminid showers will be spoiled by bright moonlight.

Moon + Aldebaran Dec. 2018 300p

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour December's Sky: Morning Planets

December's astronomy podcast urges you to get outside early to gaze on dazzling Venus — then Mercury, then Jupiter — crowding the eastern sky before dawn.

Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter in early Nov 2018

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour November's Sky: Cassiopeia's Clan

This month's astronomy podcast takes you on a tour of a dysfunctional "royal family" in the northern sky — along with tips for viewing two meteor showers.

Moon-Jupiter-Saturn Oct 11-14 300px

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour October's Sky: Jupiter, Saturn & Mars

Download this month's astronomy podcast to get "when and where" guidance on finding bright planets, evening constellations, and meteors shed by Halley's Comet.

Star party on Maine's Cadillac Mountain

People, Places, and Events

Stars Shine Brightly for Acadia Night Sky Festival

Last weekend the 10th edition of what has become a major stargazing event drew thousands of visitors to Mount Desert Island in Maine.

Moon-Venus-Jupiter in Sept 2018

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour September's Sky: Goodbye, Venus!

As told in this month's astronomy podcast, Venus is disappearing in the west after sunset. So September offers you a final chance to see four bright planets at once.

Map of ice at lunar south pole

Spacecraft and Space Missions

Direct Evidence of Water Ice at Moon's Poles

After more than a decade of tantalizing but inconclusive hints, new research shows convincingly that patches of water ice lie exposed on the floors of many permanently shadowed lunar craters.

Mars-Saturn-Moon in August 2018 300p

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour August's Sky: Perseid Time!

As told in this month's astronomy podcast, August offers excellent viewing conditions for the always-flashy Perseid meteor shower — and a chance to see four bright planets at once.

Valetudo image animation

Solar System

Jupiter's Moons: 10 More Found, 79 Known

Over the past 18 months, astronomers have painstakingly tracked a dozen tiny moons that they found circling the giant planet Jupiter.

Moon-Venus-Mercury July 14-15 300px

Celestial News & Events

Tour July's Sky: Planet Parade

This month's astronomy podcast tells you how to spot a five bright planets — Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn — in the evening sky.

Venus and Gemini in mid-June

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour June's Sky: Venus, Jupiter & Saturn

As you'll learn in this month's astronomy podcast, Jupiter and Saturn will compete with brilliant Venus for your attention in the late-evening sky.

Insight stowed for launch

Spacecraft and Space Missions

NASA's InSight Lander Heads to Mars

Rising through thick fog from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA's latest mission intends to probe deeply into Mars and decipher how it formed.

Venus and Moon, May17-18

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour May's Sky: Venus Welcomes Jupiter

This month's astronomy podcast tells you how to use Venus and the Big Dipper to find many bright stars and constellations. Meanwhile, Jupiter lurks low in the east after darkness falls.

Moon + Venus on April 17-18

Sky Tour Astronomy Podcast

Tour April's Sky: Venus Ascending

This month's astronomy podcast guides you around the nighttime sky during April, giving you easy-to-follow help for finding bright planets and key stars after the Sun goes down.

Oumuamua painting by Hartmann

Solar System

Is ‘Oumuamua an Interstellar Pancake?

A new analysis of more than 800 telescopic observations suggests that our first known interstellar visitor could have the shape of a cigar or a fat disk.

24-hour clock with telescopes

Astronomy and Society

Daylight-Saving Time? Bah, Humbug!

Still controversial, the annual switch to daylight saving time is annoying to backyard astronomers — and probably doesn't save any energy after all.

Mercury & Venus in March 2018 480p

Celestial News & Events

Tour March's Sky: Planet Peeks at Dusk

With winter's chill fading away, this is a great time to gaze up into the stars — and to be ready for an evening appearance by fleet-footed Mercury. This month's astronomy podcast guides you around the nighttime sky.

Mars and Antares in Scorpius

Celestial News & Events

Tour February's Sky: Treats for Early Risers

February's astronomy podcast offers you a trio of bright planets to spot before dawn and a plethora of bright stars to check out each evening.

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