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Keep up with the latest news from our night sky with the Sky and Stars SciCasts–listen in to find out what to look out for in our ever changing night sky.  SciCasts are also available on iTunes, subscribe here.

December 2016

In this final month of the calendar year, several celestial items are worth noting. Hear about winter’s Moon and star patterns in this final podcast of 2015.

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November 2016

This November’s perigee is the closest to Earth since 1948! Tune in to learn what a perigee is, it’s effect on Earth, and other notable celestial highlight’s in this month’s podcast.    

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October 2016

The planetary parade continues. Tune in to learn where you can spot Mars, Saturn, and Venus in the sky during the course of the month. October also brings us three super moons and International Observe the Moon night! Visit the Maryland Science Center’s Observatory on Saturday, October 8th rain or shine to celebrate.    

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September 2016

As Summer comes to an end, we discuss the impending Autumnal Equinox and how it affects daylight leading up to the Winter Solstice in December. Not only does September bring us the official start of Fall, but also two new moons. Listen to learn more!    

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August 2016

Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn continue to shine in our August night sky! In this episode, our host Wendy Ackerman offers tips on how to locate these planets by their relation to the moon.    

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July 2016

This month all five planets visible by eye will be making appearances! Tune in for more information on how these planets orbit the sun and the best times and dates to view them.    

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June 2016

The planets are still a big deal this month. Mercury is visible in the early morning sky while Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn shine down from the evening sky. Tune in to find out how to recognize each and enjoy the longer days as we approach the Summer Solstice.

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May 2016

It’s a planet party in the sky this month with Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn all visible in the evening sky. Plus Mercury presents a treat on May 9 when it passes in front of the Sun for the first time since 2006.

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April 2016

From early in the morning to late at night there’s something for everyone in the sky this month. Tune in to find out what planetary and star pairings are visible and best times for viewing.

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