SKYWATCH: LOOK OUT FOR LYRID METEORS THIS WEEKEND, MEET THE NEWEST (ROCKY) SUPER-EARTH, AND MORE

LATEST NEWS

Cosmic Lens Provides Unique View of Supernova

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Astronomers have discovered a gravitationally lensed Type Ia supernova that will soon give them a new measure of the universe’s expansion.

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Welcome to LHS 1140b: A Super-Earth in the Habitable Zone

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The MEarth exoplanet survey has nabbed a rocky super-Earth transiting its host star just 41 light-years away from Earth.

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Watch Milky Way’s Stars Move 5 Million Years into the Future

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Astronomers have transformed star data from the Gaia and Hipparcos missions into a video that predicts stellar motions millions of years from now.

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OBSERVING HIGHLIGHTS

This Week’s Sky at a Glance, April 21 – 29

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The Moon will be only a waning crescent for Saturday’s dawn-hours meteor shower. As dawn begins to brighten Sunday morning, catch Venus and the waning crescent Moon low in the east.

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Lyrids to Put on a Weekend Light Show

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The annual Lyrid meteor shower will add some pop and sizzle to Saturday’s pre-dawn sky. With little interference from the Moon, conditions are ideal for meteor watching.

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Tour April’s Sky: Critters on the March

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As you’ll hear in this month’s podcast, April is a time when it’s easy to spot a lion, a sea serpent, and two bears in the evening sky.

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COMMUNITY

Fred Espenak’s Webinar: Basic Eclipse Photography

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As August 21st’s awesome solar eclipse draws nearer, it’s a great time to get valuable basic tips on how to photograph this spectacle – even with your smartphone – from Fred Espenak, a.k.a. “Mr. Eclipse,” during S&T‘s live webinar on Tuesday, April 25th.

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