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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.

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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October 2013

Learn about International Observe the Moon Night and how you can celebrate at the Maryland Science Center. Also tune in to hear when you can see a rare triple transit in the sky; the passing of three of Jupiter’s moons right across the planet.

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September 2013

Have you noticed the daylight hours are dwindling? This month, tune in for a preview of what you can see in the night sky this fall. After all, the first day of fall will be here before we know it on September 22nd.

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August 2013

Summer is in full swing but likewise winding down for the start of the school year. This summer sky still includes the planet Saturn. Find out how to locate Saturn in the night sky and on what night Saturn shares the sky with a meteor shower.

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July 2013

Summer nights are short, but one reward they offer is seeing the Milky Way. Learn what stars mark the path of the Milky Way and what constellations will help you find the center of the Milky Way.

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June 2013

In the month of June, the sun travels highest across the sky and results in the longest days of the year. This month, take some time to consider its power and impact on our lives.

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May 2013

In May, we focus on the tantalizing trio of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mercury, whose varying brightness and speed will give us quite the show in the sky. Learn who is on their way out of visibility and who is about the take center stage in the sky this spring.

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