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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.

October 2014

The excitement at the beginning of the month was focused on the lunar eclipse but as we move through October our focus turns to Mars.  Tune in to learn about the Maven spacecraft currently circling Mars and what the Maven along with other active missions are about to witness that could offer great scientific results.

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September 2014

The moon leads the way across the night sky this month and by the end of the month the moon, Mars, and Antares will meet up. Learn about the traits of Antares, how it compares to our planets and the Sun, and tune in to find out where to see this giant star.

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August 2014

August brings a lot to look for in our night sky. The full moon on August 10 will be the largest full moon of 2014. Find out what that means for sailors and what other spectacular night sky spectacles follow later in the month.

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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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