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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.

July 2014

Keep an eye on Mars this month as it moves across the sky, passing by Virgo’s brightest star Spica on its way to meet up with Saturn. Tune in to learn how to best identify Mars and Saturn in our night sky.

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June 2014

June is all about the Moon, its changing phases and path through our sky.  Don’t forget to plan for the Full Moon on Friday the 13th this month and to mark your calendar for the Summer Solstice on June 21.

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May 2014

There are five out of five visible planets that are visible this month. Listen in to find out which five planets these are and when and where the best time to view them is.

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April 2014

The focus of the sky this month is the moon, its changing phases, and position. Tune in to learn about the total lunar eclipse you will see and join us at the Maryland Science Center for a special viewing event.

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March 2014

This month, tune in to find out where you can find Venus, Mars, and Jupiter in the morning and night skies. Learn what makes up each of their atmospheres.

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February 2014

There is no New Moon this month, but we are treated to a view of the Moon in close proximity to a few notable sky objects.  Tune in to find out when to see the Moon near the orange-red star Aldebaran, near the second brightest object in the sky Jupiter, and near the planet Venus.

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January 2014

As we bid farewell to 2013 and welcome 2014, we also welcome Jupiter as the main target in the sky for planet fans this month.

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December 2013

Winter is upon us, or at least it feels that way. Winter doesn’t officially begin until the Winter Solstice on December 21, but wintery treats in the sky include the brightest planets we can see from Earth.

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November 2013

This month, learn about the characteristics of comets as we prepare to see Comet ISON. Comet ISON has been a target of observation and tracking for months. Tune in to find out when the best chances of seeing Comet ISON are and how it may look.

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