Tour July's Sky by Eye and Ear!
Nights are warm and short during July — so take advantage of the darkness for stargazing while you can.
Rising up in the east is a constellation that really looks like its namesake. Scorpius has a bright reddish heart (the star Antares), a well-defined head and body, and a long curving tail with a stinger at the end.
Not far from the stinger is a star cluster that you can see by eye. Although cataloged by Charles Messier in the 18th century, it was actually seen and recorded in ancient Roman times.
To find out more about these and other sky sights, download this month's 6¾-minute-long audio audio sky tour.