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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 Summer Triangle is making its appearance in the east these evenings, one star after another: Vega, Deneb, then Altair.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 24 – June 1 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. We leave the Milky Way behind and venture out to explore giant star-bursting regions in the galaxies M101 and NGC 2366.

    The post See Bright Nebulae Millions of Light-Years Away appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Amateur astronomer Jeffrey Kretsch tells how a local astronomical society turned a former Cold War missile control site into a thriving observatory park.

    The post The Making of the Turner Farm Observatory appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The Moon, nearly full, shines in dim Libra. Find Arcturus very high above the Moon. Less far to the Moon's right or upper right is Spica, one magnitude fainter.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 17 – 25 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. The annual International Space Station marathon viewing season begins later this week, when skywatchers in the Northern Hemisphere can watch up to five successive ISS passes in one night.

    The post Watch International Space Station Flybys All Night Long appeared first on Sky & Telescope.