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. We often think of Sagittarius as home to one galaxy only — the Milky Way. But two members of the Local Group and a smattering of fainter galaxies reside here, too.

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  2. A well-traveled geophysicist recounts his curious findings at a prominent geographic benchmark in the Southern Hemisphere.

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  3. It's high summer and time to party — star party, that is. The RAC Summer Star Party offered fun, friends, and some good, clear nights this year. As is typical for New England, the spring season was wet and cloudy with few opportunities for extended observing sessions. But at least that meant I had plenty of time to dream up my observing lists for the summer star party season. This […]

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  4. As nights turn chilly, the Great Square of Pegasus lifts up in the east, balancing on one corner. From its left corner extends the main stars of the Andromeda constellation.

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  5. An August jaunt at dawn reacquaints us with the constellation Orion, the harbinger of winter.

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