Ep. 576: Summer Stargazing Special

Posted on Jun 29, 2020 in Amateur Astronomy, Observing, podcast | 0 comments

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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Show Notes


VIDEO: Virtual Star Party season finale, 28 June 2020


VIDEO: Weekly Space Hangout season finale, 1 July 2020

The Daily Space (CosmoQuest)

VIDEO PLAYLIST: Fraser’s Guide to Space

Summer triangle (Earthsky.org)

Messier 57 (The Ring Nebula) (NASA Goddard)

Albireo, beloved double star (Earthsky)

Dark Site Finder

Stargazing with binoculars: a beginner’s guide (BBC Sky at Night)

Star Charts:
Interactive Sky Chart (Sky & Telescope)
Sky Maps

Meet M13, the Great Cluster in Hercules (Earthsky)

How to:
Use a Star Chart at the Telescope (Sky & Telescope)
Star-hop the night sky (Sky at Night)
Find the ISS and other satellites (Heavens Above)
Observe the Sun (Stanford University)

The Constellation Sagittarius (Inthesky.org)

Planets visible in the night sky (Timeanddate.com)

Mars Perseverance (NASA)

Jupiter gives us Pluto in 2020 (Earthsky) 

4th of July eclipse to kick off busy month for astronomy (Accuweather)

What’s in the Sky July 2020 (OPT Corp)

Perseid meteors 2020: All you need to know (Earthsky) 

Night Sky Network: Local astronomy groups (NASA JPL)

Online telescopes:
Virtual Telescope Project 2.0

Messier 27 (The Dumbbell Nebula) (NASA Goddard)

Messier 31 (The Andromeda Galaxy) (NASA Goddard) 

VIDEO: Astronomy Cast, Ep. 575: Observing the Moon 

Travel Destination: World’s First Dark Sky Island (Universe Today)  

Tiny Island of Niue Is World’s First ‘Dark Sky Nation’ (How Stuff Works)

What Is the Solar Cycle? (NASA) 

Space Weather [aurora] alerts 

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