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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. 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.

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  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. After dark, Leo walks horizontally across the meridian high in the south. His brightest star is Regulus, the bottom star of Leo's Sickle.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 13 – 21 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. 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.

  5. Stare up at the Milky Way band on a dark night and you'll see missing pieces from clouds of foreground dust that absorb the light of distant stars. There are other mottled "milky ways" just like ours, millions of light-years away.

    The post Dusty Vistas: Best Gritty Galaxies of the Season appeared first on Sky & Telescope.