SKYWATCH: CAN YOU HEAR METEORS?, SOLAR ECLIPSES AS TEACHING TOOLS, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

A New Take on the Audible Meteor Mystery

Sky & Telescope

A recent study suggests a plausible mechanism to explain why observers sometimes hear superbright meteors at the same time that they see them.

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Seven-Planet Star Hides Age, Might Be Deadly

Sky & Telescope

The star with seven exoplanets puts out enough high-energy radiation to tear away the inner planets’ atmospheres in a few billion years.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, March 10 – 18

Sky & Telescope

The bright Moon hangs a few degrees below or lower left of Regulus this evening, and late tonight comes the second-brightest asteroid occultation predicted this year for North America.

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Constellations That Might Have Been

Sky & Telescope

Obsolete constellations may be gone, but they’re not forgotten. We revisit their brief glories and learn how to find them in the 21st-century sky.

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Tour March’s Sky: Venus Sinks, Mercury Rises

Sky & Telescope

In this month’s easy-to-download podcast, find out how you can glimpse Venus in both the evening and predawn skies.

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COMMUNITY

A Teachable Moment: When the Moon’s Shadow Came to Angola

Sky & Telescope

A solar eclipse provided the perfect teachable moment in Angola, as students learned about the real sizes and distances of Earth, the Moon, and the Sun.

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A Remarkable View of Aldebaran’s Occultation
Sky & Telescope
A lucky group of Canadian observers got to witness remarkable events as the Moon slid past Aldebaran on the night of March 4th.

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The Strolling Astronomer Celebrates 70 Years

Sky & Telescope

Still active today, the Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers and its journal got their start on March 1, 1947.

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