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 Senior Editor J. Kelly Beatty covers each month’s highlights of “what’s up” in the night sky in a bite-size podcast less than 10 minutes long. Learn about the celestial happenings 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 the Sky Tour podcast onto your device and take it along when you head outside and underneath the stars— you’ll get an expert guided tour of tonight’s sky.

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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.

Moon and Jupiter

Tour March’s Sky! | March 1st, 2013

Spring arrives on March 20th, astronomically speaking, and for a few days beforehand you have a chance to see Comet Pan-STARRS low in the west soon after sunset. Meanwhile, Jupiter is still riding high in the evening, along with Orion, the Hunter, and Sirius, the "Dog Star."