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The night sky and what about 2012?

St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue talks with Martha Foley about the sky above us, and what 2012 may really bring.  Go to full article

What's up in the February night sky

If you can brave cold, crisp weather, there are plenty of treasures for stargazers in the February night sky -- Mars, Jupiter and the constellation Orion. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about what's up in the night sky these days.  Go to full article

Happy full blue moon!

Above the clouds, a blue moon will shine tonight to usher in the new year for the first time in 20 years. A blue moon is when there are two full moons in a month. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about a rarer blue moon on New Year's Eve.  Go to full article

Looking up at the winter sky

The sun is low, and the nights are long. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue joins Martha Foley in the studio for a view of the winter sky.  Go to full article
A bright meteor in the Perseids earlier this month. (Alan Dyer)
A bright meteor in the Perseids earlier this month. (Alan Dyer)

Heads up! Viewing the summer night sky

Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomers Aileen O'Donoghue and Jeff Miller about what's up in the summer sky. The Perseid meteor shower was a highlight earlier this month, but there's still plenty to view when skies are clear: Jupiter, Venus and Mars.  Go to full article
Summer Solstice dawn sky (image: Sky & Telescope)
Summer Solstice dawn sky (image: Sky & Telescope)

Stargazing: the summer night sky

With long summer days, you might think this is a tough season for stargazing. But the midsummer sky has lots to offer: Saturn is visible in the evening, and Mars, Venus and Mercury can be seen during the (very) early morning hours. Todd Moe spoke with St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeff Miller about what's up in the summer sky.  Go to full article

Manmade and celestial bodies in the night sky

Martha Foley and St. Lawrence University physics professor talk about seeing the space station, the late winter sky, and the spring equinox.  Go to full article

Jupiter, Venus and Orion in the night sky

St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeff Miller joins Martha Foley to give us a heads-up on what's happening in the night sky.  Go to full article

Looking up: the winter sky emerges

We take advantage of the beautiful fall weather this week--the night-time weather that is. Astronomer Jeff Miller, Martha Foley and Brian Mann talk about the full moon and the planets.  Go to full article
Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller

Looking up at the night sky

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Jeff Miller about spotting the space station and other bright lights in the night sky.  Go to full article

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