Spacewriter, Carolyn Collins Petersen shows us what’s up for night sky observers in the month of November.
Carolyn Collins Petersen tells us what we can see in our July night sky.
Astrocast.TV presents Our Night Sky for June 2011 with Carolyn Collins Petersen. See what’s up in our night sky this month of June.
Springtime stargazing is almost upon northern hemisphere stargazers in the month of March. For viewers in the southern hemisphere, the skies of autumn are fast approach. In this month’s episode of “Our Night Sky”, we look at a few of the many beautiful starry sights available this time of year. We begin with Jupiter, the bright, star-like object in the west after sunset. It’s really a planet, blazing there in reflected light from the Sun. Next, we turn our gaze to the east and look for Saturn, just rising a couple of hours after sunset.
The constellations Gemini, Cancer, and Leo are harbingers of the change of seasons. They each have their treasures, so look at them through binoculars or a small telescope as you do your skyviewing this month.
In the southern hemisphere, the stars Sirius and Canopus point to a pair of fuzzy blobs that are really companion galaxies to the Milky Way. All of this and more are highlighted in the March episode of “Our Night Sky.” Check it out! You can also use [ this handy chart] as a guide to viewing some of the stars and constellations up during March.
Catch what’s up in our August night sky.
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The “big” event of the month of July 2010 is actually a daytime event, namely a total solar eclipse. Unfortunately, the path of totality of this total solar eclipse is over the south Pacific Ocean. One island in the path of totality is Easter Island. This is the island most well known for its unique statues. No one really knows how and why these stone monuments were built. If you have clear skies and are able to stay up all night, you should be able to catch all 5 of the naked eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn). Learn more about what is up in the sky in the evening this month of July online now in the latest “Our Night Sky” segment of Astrocast.TV.