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A Perseid meteor streaks across Springfield, Vermont's early morning sky. (photo: Sky and Telescope)
A Perseid meteor streaks across Springfield, Vermont's early morning sky. (photo: Sky and Telescope)

The night sky during the "Dog Days of Summer"

On clear nights, there's always something to see when you look up. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue joins Todd Moe in the studio to talk about what's up in the night sky during the Dog Days of Summer. Venus is a bright evening star, while Jupiter is the brightest star-like point in the morning sky.  Go to full article
Moon and planets, 9 pm
Moon and planets, 9 pm

Solstice, planets and more in the night sky

The summer solstice isn't until next Monday, but the earliest sunrise of the year was this morning, and the latest sunset isn't until later this month. St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue shared these fun facts, and talked about how the crescent moon will be a good guide to Venus, Mars, Saturn and the star, Spica, over the next few days when she visited our studios this morning.
(Ooops! Aileen says it's a waning crescent Moon near Jupiter on July 3 and 4...not a gibbous Moon.)  Go to full article

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

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