But regardless of your gear, this month's skies are rich with treasures. Perhaps the greatest gem is a spectacular meteor shower. To learn more about what the year's end has to offer, download this month's podcast. Night Sky editor Kelly Beatty not only provides observing tips, he shares a bit of the mythology and lore behind the constellations hovering above.
Download it tonight, grab your warmest parka, press play on your MP3 player, and see what's up.