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. China's premier space station, Tiangong 1, has a one-way ticket into the Earth's atmosphere later this month. See it before it's no more.

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  2. With winter's chill fading away, this is a great time to gaze up into the stars — and to be ready for an evening appearance by fleet-footed Mercury. This month's astronomy podcast guides you around the nighttime sky.

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  3. Newly-discovered asteroid 2018 CB will be passing only about 44,000 miles away Friday and visible in modest telescopes.

    The post Asteroid 2018 CB Zips by Earth Friday: Watch it Online appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The 2018 total lunar eclipse was witnessed by many in western North America and right across the Pacific.

    The post Observing Report: January 31st’s Total Lunar Eclipse appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. February's astronomy podcast offers you a trio of bright planets to spot before dawn and a plethora of bright stars to check out each evening.

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