If you're willing to brave the cold, December is a great month for stargazing. Short days also mean long nights, and with the holiday shopping season upon us, it can also equal some great deals on telescopes and optics.
But regardless of your gear, this month's skies are rich with treasures. Perhaps the greatest gem is a spectacular meteor shower. To learn more about what the year's end has to offer, download this month's podcast. Night Sky editor Kelly Beatty not only provides observing tips, he shares a bit of the mythology and lore behind the constellations hovering above.
Download it tonight, grab your warmest parka, press play on your MP3 player, and see what's up.