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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 2015

Summer seems to be coming to a quick close but before it does we have the opportunity to see Saturn and the annual Perseid meteor shower. Listen in for the best times to see these celestial highlights.

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July 2015

During this epic month in Solar System exploration the New Horizons spacecraft closes in on distant Pluto. Tune in to learn about this fly-by approach, its challenges, and where New Horizons is headed next.

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June 2015

There are a few duos to note in the sky this month: Venus closes in on Jupiter and New Horizons closes in on Pluto. Tune in to find out more about the New Horizons Mission and discover the best planet viewing times this month.

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May 2015

Planet gazers, look up! Four of the five easy to see planets are visible this month in the evening sky. You can consider this a strong opportunity to observe the workings of the solar system.

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April 2015

Happy 25th Anniversary Hubble Space Telescope! Whether or not you celebrate, we hope you will take time to acknowledge the contributions to astronomy and space science the world’s first space-based telescope continues to make possible.

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March 2015

Are you ready for Spring? Rest assured, it is coming! Spring begins on the equinox on March 20. Things will begin to brighten up in the night sky as well, with moon and planet pairings including the two brightest planets Jupiter and Venus.

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February 2015

This month we are treated to views of several planets in the sky as well as a full moon. Tune in to find out when it will be the perfect time to observe Jupiter; it’s an event that only happens once a year!

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January 2015

This happy new year starts with the moon among the stars of Taurus the bull. The moon is on the move this month, tune in to find out where to look for it and when to call it a wolf moon.

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December 2014

Aside from the holidays that come to mind this month there are celestial connections to December. Listen in to learn about these celestial events including the winter solstice, the Geminid meteor shower, and the phases of the moon as 2014 comes to a close.

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