Maryland Science Center Sky and Stars Scicasts
By Maryland Science Center
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The Maryland Science Center's Wendy Ackerman leads listeners on a monthly tour of the night sky. Tune in each month for the latest on astronomy, constellations, planets, and other phenomena and learn what to look for and when.
||CleanJune 2016 Sky and Stars SciCast||Mercury is visible in the early morning sky while Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn shine down from the evening sky. Find out how to recognize each and enjoy the longer days as we approach the Summer Solstice.||5/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMay 2016 Sky and Stars SciCast||It’s a planet party in the sky this month with Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn all visible in the evening sky. Plus Mercury presents a treat on May 9 when it passes in front of the Sun for the first time since 2006.||5/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanApril 2016 Sky and Stars SciCast||From early in the morning to late at night there’s something for everyone in the sky this month. Tune in to find out what other planetary and star pairings are visible and best times for viewing.||3/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanMarch 2016 Sky and Stars SciCast||March 20 marks the official first day of spring. Although it will stay light out later, there are still plenty of reasons to get up early. Tune in to find out what Moon and planetary pairings will be visible and how to best spot them.||2/29/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanFebruary 2016 Sky and Stars SciCast||This month’s SciCast will help clarify what planets are visible in our sky, along with where and when. Tune in to discover the different characteristics of, and how to recognize, each one.||2/3/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJanuary 2016 Sky and Stars SciCast||Happy New Year! Clear January nights are among the best through the year for observing stars and also a good time to get familiar with (or more familiar with) some of them. Explore the stars that make up Orion and discover how to measure star distances.||12/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanDecember 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||In this final month of the calendar year, several celestial items are worth noting. Hear about winter’s Moon and star patterns in this final podcast of 2015.||12/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanNovember 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||November kicks off with the return of standard time. Discover a little history behind Daylight Saving Time and why it’s still worth getting up for some pre-dawn celestial sightings.||10/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanOctober 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||October features planets visible in the morning sky. Through this month four planets appear in the morning sky before sunrise. Tune in to find out where to look and how to recognize these early celestial sightings.||9/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanSeptember 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||Tune in to discover characteristics of the equinox, learn how celestial events affect our tides, and save the date for viewing events taking place at our rooftop Observatory.||8/31/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanAugust 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||Summer seems to be coming to a quick close but before it does we have the opportunity to see Saturn and the annual Perseid meteor shower. Listen in for the best times to see these celestial highlights.||8/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanJuly 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||During this epic month in Solar System exploration the New Horizons spacecraft closes in on distant Pluto. Tune in to learn about this fly-by approach, its challenges, and where New Horizons is headed next.||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|