This Week’s Sky at a Glance, June 24 – July 1
Arcturus and Vega are about equally high overhead shortly after dark this weekend, and the last-quarter Moon (exact at 2:19 p.m. EDT) rises around 1 a.m. below the Great Square of Pegasus.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole to the weird and weighty world of planet-sized white dwarf stars.
Sky & Telescope’s astronomy podcast takes you on a guided tour of the night sky. After the Sun sinks from view, enjoy watching Mars and Saturn near Scorpius in the southeast and Jupiter near Leo well up in the southwest.
Watch Dennis di Cicco conduct in-depth interviews with vendors at the NEAF 2016 trade show displaying their newest wares.