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tonight's sky
Highlights of
the October sky

Your guide to constellations,
deep sky objects, planets, and events.

Grab a telescope, binoculars or just a lawn chair and head out to the backyard for a night of cosmic sightseeing. Our monthly stargazing guide keeps you informed about constellations, deep sky objects, planets, and events.

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All shows take place from the vantage of the Northern Hemisphere. Some objects are not visible throughout the entire month.

Archives Past Shows
  • September 2014

    The elongated star Algedi is actually two unrelated stars that merge from our viewpoint.

  • August 2014

    Look for nebulae glowing with the energy of nearby or embedded stars.

  • July 2014

    The heart of the constellation Scorpius is a red star called Antares.