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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 joys of observing variable stars are predictably wonderful. Learn about these inconstant stars which are consistently delightful.

    The post The Inconstant Star appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. Download the Celestial Harvest Showpiece Roster, a handy list of 300 of the best deep-sky objects to explore with telescopes from 2- to 14-inches in aperture.

    The post Celestial Harvest Showpiece Roster appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Look northeast in the starry sky these evenings. Capella shines low and brightest. Upper right of Capella, and upper left of the Pleiades, the stars of Perseus stand astride the Milky Way.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, October 20 – 28 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. See what cosmic dust can do! Head outside this weekend for the peak of the Orionid meteor shower and an eyeful of zodiacal light.

    The post Orionid Meteors Max Out Sunday, Zodiacal Light Returns appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Want to become an amateur astronomer? First, learn your way around the constellations! They're the key to locating everything fainter and deeper to hunt with binoculars or a telescope.

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