SKYWATCH: EXPLORE VENUS AT ITS DARKEST HOUR, ANDROMEDA GALAXY’S HUGE HALO, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Spotting Andromeda Galaxy’s Giant Halo

Astronomers have detected a massive yet elusive nimbus of hot gas surrounding Andromeda Galaxy.

Microwave Ovens Spark Radio Signals

After 17 years, researchers using the Parkes radio telescope in Australia have identified the culprit behind a mysterious type of radio signal: two on-site microwave ovens.

OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, May 15 – 23

Spot Venus smack in the middle between Capella and Procyon tonight. Later this week, use the dark, new-Moon skies to spot triplet galaxies in Virgo.

Visit Venus in Its Darkest Hour

Keep your eye on the prize in the western sky. Venus sets exceptionally late this month, presenting skywatchers with several unusual observing opportunities.

Tour May’s Sky: Planet Trifecta

The three brightest planets — Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn — grace our evening skies this month. Mercury makes an appearance too!

COMMUNITY

Sky & Telescope‘s Events Calendar

Don’t miss out on this summer’s astronomy events, including star parties, black-tie galas, and public astronomy lectures.

 

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