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Meteor showers in 2017

 

 

 

 

The Cygnus OA-9 mission launching from Wallops Island early Sunday morning could put on quite a show along the East Coast.\nThe post Antares Launch to Light Up Sunday Morning Sky appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Jupiter\'s at opposition this week. Close and bright, it shines like a midnight version of Venus. No matter your scope, the biggest planet is always a crowd-pleaser. \nThe post Jupiter Shines with a Mighty Light appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
In a rare move, a sleepy cataclysmic variable blows its top and suddenly becomes a nova.\nThe post Dwarf Nova V392 Persei Goes Big — It’s Now Binocular Bright appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
This month\'s astronomy podcast tells you how to use Venus and the Big Dipper to find many bright stars and constellations. Meanwhile, Jupiter lurks low in the east after darkness falls.\nThe post Tour May’s Sky: Venus Welcomes Jupiter appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
The annual Lyrid meteor shower will shoot off silent fireworks on Earth Day this Sunday. We explore the shower\'s origin and how best to view and photograph it. \nThe post The Lyrid Shower Kicks Off Year of Great Meteor Watching appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Looking for something to do on Saturday? Make plans to celebrate Astronomy Day on April 21st!\nThe post Spring Astronomy Day 2018 appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
Here\'s an opportunity for amateur astronomers to reveal more about asteroid Amalthea\'s satellite.\nThe post Asteroid 113 Amalthea to Occult Star appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
The sky\'s been bursting with exploding stars this season. Plus there\'s a new storm on Saturn. What\'s a skywatcher to do? Haul out the scope!\nThe post Big Scope Breakout: New Supernovae, Novae, Bright Spot on Saturn appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
This month\'s astronomy podcast guides you around the nighttime sky during April, giving you easy-to-follow help for finding bright planets and key stars after the Sun goes down.\nThe post Tour April’s Sky: Venus Ascending appeared first on Sky & Telescope.
China\'s premier space station, Tiangong 1, has a one-way ticket into the Earth\'s atmosphere later this month. See it before it\'s no more.\nThe post Last Chance to See Doomed Chinese Space Station appeared first on Sky & Telescope.