Sky Tour Podcasts – Discover the Night Sky

For a guide to the celestial events coming up this month, take a listen to our astronomy podcast, Sky Tour. S&T contributing editor J. Kelly Beatty covers each month’s highlights of the night sky in a bite-size podcast less than 10 minutes long. Catch the astronomy and space news that everybody will be talking about, such as meteor showers and eclipses. You’ll also learn when you can see the planets, what constellations dominate the evening sky, and what nights are best for moonless observing. Download Sky Tour podcast onto your device and take it with you when you head outside and underneath the stars – you’ll get an expert guided tour of tonight’s sky.

Autumn sky sights near Vega

Tour September’s Sky: Farewell to Saturn

The astronomical calendar says autumn arrives on September 22nd. It's a season of transition, with plenty of celestial comings and goings in the evening sky. September’s equinox takes place on the 22nd at 10:29 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. At that moment the Sun shines directly overhead as seen from the equator. Days and nights...

S&T’s Audio Sky Tour for December 2013

December's crystal-clear skies offer Venus low in the west after sunset, a “tower of brilliance” (including Jupiter) rising in the east, and the prospect of a nice showing by Comet ISON in the predawn sky early in the month.