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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.

August 2017

At last! The much anticipated Solar Eclipse takes place on Monday, August 21. In this episode, we explore how a Solar Eclipse is possible in addition to discussing our usual forecast of celestial highlights for the month. Share this rare phenomenon with us on our Rooftop Observatory during our Sun Fun: Eclipse event from Noon to 4pm.    

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July 2017

June went by in the blink of an eye, and July is likely to follow suit! Slowdown in July to enjoy all the sky has to offer this month. Venus is blazing brightly in our early morning sky, and Gas Giants Jupiter and Saturn are visible at night. Compared to the Moon, Jupiter is the […]

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June 2017

June brings the official start of the summer season with the Summer Solstice on June 20th. Planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus are all on display throughout the month. Be sure to check out the new images of Jupiter from the Juno Spacecraft mission, now available online. Also of note, we’re a little over two months […]

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May 2017

Welcome to May. The days are getting longer with the sun rising 25 minutes earlier and setting 25 minutes later throughout the month, leading up to the summer solstice in June! In this episode, we track the moon as it passes through and/or near various constellations, stars, and planets visible in our night sky. We also take […]

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April 2017

This month we have a medley of moons, planets, and space stations visible in the night sky! Look up the night of April 12th and wave hello to the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Tune in to learn how to identify the ISS, what it is, and when to best spot it.   […]

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March 2017

This month we welcome the start of Daylight Saving Time and the Spring Equinox! Through our discussion of the March 4th Occultation of the Moon and the star Aldebaran, we take a closer look at Occultations, Transits, and Eclipses. Listen to learn what these terms mean and how they differ. Also, hear how observing Transits […]

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February 2017

This month we explore the constellation Orion! Discover some of the key stars that form the constellation, what their names mean, and how to identify them by color and brightness. Listen to learn more about this and other celestial on-goings in our February 2017 night sky!    

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January 2017

Happy New Year. As we welcome the start of 2017 we look forward to a special astronomical event this summer: a total solar eclipse on August 21st! The last total solar eclipse visible to the United States took place 26 years ago in 1991. In the January night sky, star watchers can see Mars, Venus, […]

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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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