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 Cygnus OA-9 mission launching from Wallops Island early Sunday morning could put on quite a show along the East Coast.

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  2. Jupiter's at opposition this week. Close and bright, it shines like a midnight version of Venus. No matter your scope, the biggest planet is always a crowd-pleaser.

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  3. In a rare move, a sleepy cataclysmic variable blows its top and suddenly becomes a nova.

    The post Dwarf Nova V392 Persei Goes Big — It’s Now Binocular Bright appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. This month's astronomy podcast tells you how to use Venus and the Big Dipper to find many bright stars and constellations. Meanwhile, Jupiter lurks low in the east after darkness falls.

    The post Tour May’s Sky: Venus Welcomes Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. 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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