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Ep. 576: Summer Stargazing Special

Ep. 576: Summer Stargazing Special

It’s time, once again, for Astronomy Cast to go on hiatus. You’ve got a couple of months on your own to explore the night sky. Before we say goodbye, though, we’d like to make a few suggestions.

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Ep. 575: Observing the Moon

Ep. 575: Observing the Moon

As amateur astronomers, we curse the Moon every month. Seriously, why doesn’t someone get rid of that thing? This week, something occurred to us. What if we actually pointed our telescopes at the Moon? What would we see?

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Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids

Ep. 574: Trojan Asteroids

We imagine the asteroid belt as the place where all the rocks hang out in the Solar System, but there are two huge bands of asteroids that orbit the Sun with Jupiter called the Trojans. And soon, we might actually get a chance to see them up close.

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