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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. Sometimes, it's just as exciting to watch a celestial object fade or disappear as it is to see it explode. We celebrate the "return" of a mysterious variable star and prepare for Pluto to occult a star.

    The post R Coronae Borealis Awakes and Pluto Blocks a Star appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Plan for optimal conditions for the year’s Perseid meteor shower, early in the mornings of August 12th and 13th.

    The post Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower at Its Peak appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. As told in this month's astronomy podcast, August offers excellent viewing conditions for the always-flashy Perseid meteor shower — and a chance to see four bright planets at once.

    The post Tour August’s Sky: Perseid Time! appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. Not only will the Moon will be totally eclipsed this Friday, but Mars will be at opposition and shine in tandem with the red Moon all night!

    The post Red Moon Meets Red Planet in Longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Wonder what to see now that Mars is at its biggest and brightest? Here are expert tips for when, where, and how to look.

    The post See Mars at Its Best Since 2003 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.