Night sky news

When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.
  1. The annual Lyrid meteor shower will shoot off silent fireworks on Earth Day this Sunday. We explore the shower's origin and how best to view and photograph it.

    The post The Lyrid Shower Kicks Off Year of Great Meteor Watching appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Looking for something to do on Saturday? Make plans to celebrate Astronomy Day on April 21st!

    The post Spring Astronomy Day 2018 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Here's an opportunity for amateur astronomers to reveal more about asteroid Amalthea's satellite.

    The post Asteroid 113 Amalthea to Occult Star appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The sky's been bursting with exploding stars this season. Plus there's a new storm on Saturn. What's a skywatcher to do? Haul out the scope!

    The post Big Scope Breakout: New Supernovae, Novae, Bright Spot on Saturn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. This month's astronomy podcast guides you around the nighttime sky during April, giving you easy-to-follow help for finding bright planets and key stars after the Sun goes down.

    The post Tour April’s Sky: Venus Ascending appeared first on Sky & Telescope.