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.
||April 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||Happy 25th Anniversary Hubble Space Telescope! Whether or not you celebrate, we hope you will take time to acknowledge the contributions to astronomy and space science the world's first space-based telescope continues to make possible.||3/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||March 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||Are you ready for Spring? Rest assured, it is coming! Spring begins on the equinox on March 20. Things will begin to brighten up in the night sky as well, with moon and planet pairings including the two brightest planets Jupiter and Venus.||3/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||February 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||This month we are treated to views of several planets in the sky as well as a full moon. Tune in to find out when it will be the perfect time to observe Jupiter; it's an event that only happens once a year!||1/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||January 2015 Sky and Stars SciCast||This happy new year starts with the moon among the stars of Taurus the bull. The moon is on the move this month, tune in to find out where to look for it and when to call it a wolf moon.||12/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||December 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||Aside from the holidays this month there are celestial connections to December. Listen in to learn about these celestial events including the winter solstice, the Geminid meteor shower, and the phases of the moon.||12/3/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||November 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||Get the scoop on meteors, also known as shooting stars, this month as we witness the Leonids meteor shower and gear up for the Geminids meteor shower next month.||11/4/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||October 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||Tune in to learn about the Maven spacecraft currently circling Mars and what the Maven along with other active missions are about to witness that could offer great scientific results.||10/10/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||September 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||Learn about the traits of Antares, how it compares to our planets and the Sun, and tune in to find out where to see this giant star.||8/15/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||August 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||August brings a lot to look for in our night sky. The full moon on August 10 will be the largest full moon of 2014. Find out what that means for sailors and what other spectacular night sky spectacles follow later in the month.||7/31/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||July 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||Keep an eye on Mars this month as it moves across the sky, passing by Virgo’s brightest star Spica on its way to meet up with Saturn. Tune in to learn how to best identify Mars and Saturn in our night sky.||7/2/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||June 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||June is all about the Moon, its changing phases and path through our sky. Don't forget to plan for the Full Moon on Friday the 13th this month and to mark your calendar for the Summer Solstice on June 21.||5/28/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||May 2014 Sky and Stars SciCast||There are five out of five visible planets that are visible this month without the help of binoculars or a telescope. Listen in to find out which five planets these are and when and where the best time to view them is.||5/1/2014||Free||View In iTunes|