10 episodes

When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's Sky Tour astronomy podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.

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    • 4.9 • 235 Ratings

When you head outdoors tonight, take Sky & Telescope's Sky Tour astronomy podcast with you for a guided tour to the night sky. Learn what constellations are visible, find out where and when you'll see the planets, and catch each month's celestial highlights, from meteor showers to eclipses.

    April Podcast: Planets in Transition

    April Podcast: Planets in Transition

    April’s evening skies offer plenty of stars to check out. However, aside from Jupiter low in the west, planets are in short supply. Our latest Sky Tour podcast helps you track down Mars, Saturn, and much during April’s pleasant nights.

    • 10 min
    March Podcast: A Barely-There Lunar Eclipse

    March Podcast: A Barely-There Lunar Eclipse

    As told in the latest episode of our long-running Sky Tour astronomy podcast, this month it’ll be challenging to a special kind of lunar eclipse on March 25th — but easy to spot five of the 10 brightest stars in the night sky.

    • 13 min
    February Podcast: Orion and His Cosmic Critters

    February Podcast: Orion and His Cosmic Critters

    As told in this month’s Sky Tour astronomy podcast, Orion, the Hunter, dominates February’s evening sky, but he seems unaware of the cosmic prey that surrounds him.

    • 12 min
    January Podcast: A Busy Start to 2024

    January Podcast: A Busy Start to 2024

    If you’ve resolved to do more stargazing in the New Year, then 2024 will start you off with a bang! As told in this month’s Sky Tour astronomy podcast, you can look forward to some excellent celestial events.

    • 14 min
    December Podcast: A Tower of Brilliant Stars

    December Podcast: A Tower of Brilliant Stars

    This month’s Sky Tour podcast introduces you to a “tower of brilliance” in the eastern evening sky, along with tips for finding four planets and watching mid-December’s impressive Geminid meteor shower.

    • 13 min
    November Podcast: Horse, Dolphin, Arrow, and Fish

    November Podcast: Horse, Dolphin, Arrow, and Fish

    With Jupiter and Saturn leading the way each evening, you can use this month’s Sky Tour podcast to track down some lesser-known constellations — and the most distant celestial object that you can see with just your eyes!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
235 Ratings

235 Ratings

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Find Out What and Where to Watch the Sky!

Find out the most important information about what is visible in the night sky. Whether you’re an amateur astronomer or you want to know what’s going on celestially, you’ll find the information on this podcast to be informative and entertaining!

ASquared3 ,

Informative, but the last 2 months have been titled the December podcast

That feels like a mistake

LaotianRabbit ,

Wonderful Resource

As someone who loves looking at the sky but doesn’t know much, this monthly podcast really is helping me learn! The host explains things clearly and tells where to look on what days. Fascinating.

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