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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. A cosmic rabbit hole in the tail of Leo will take you to Abell 1367, a wonderland of galaxies more than 300 million light-years from Earth. Step in and lose yourself in the vastness.

    The post Are You Ready, Willing, and Abell? appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  2. As August 21st's awesome solar eclipse draws nearer, it's a great time to get valuable basic tips on how to photograph this spectacle — even with your smartphone — from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. "Mr. Eclipse," duringS&T's live webinar on Tuesday, April 25th.

    The post Fred Espenak’s Webinar on Basic Eclipse Photography appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  3. Jupiter, in Virgo, shines like a beacon in the southeast at nightfall. It's highest in the south by 11 or midnight.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 21 – 29 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  4. The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday's pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching.

    The post Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show appeared first on Sky & Telescope.

  5. Arcturus shines brightly in the east these evenings, to the left or upper left of even brighter Jupiter.

    The post This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 14 – 22 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.