APOD: Night Sky Highlights: March to May (2018 Mar 14)

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APOD: Night Sky Highlights: March to May (2018 Mar 14)

Post by APOD Robot » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:11 am

Image Night Sky Highlights: March to May

Explanation: What might you see in the night sky over the next few months? The featured graphic gives a few highlights. Viewed as a clock face centered at the bottom, sky events in March fan out toward the left, April toward the top, and May toward the right. Objects relatively close to Earth are illustrated, in general, as nearer to the cartoon figure with the telescope at the bottom center -- although almost everything pictured can be seen without a telescope. Sky highlights this season include a bright Venus in the evening sky during March, the Lyrids meteor shower during April, and Jupiter entering the evening sky during May. As true in every season, the International Space Station (ISS) can be sometimes be found drifting across your sky if you know just when and where to look.

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Re: APOD: Night Sky Highlights: March to May (2018 Mar 14)

Post by heehaw » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:01 am

Reminds me of what I get every month in the mail from Sky & Telescope! http://www.skyandtelescope.com When I got my PhD in astronomy I thought I wouldn't need S&T any more. Boy was I wrong!

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Re: APOD: Night Sky Highlights: March to May (2018 Mar 14)

Post by will.yon » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:22 pm

Here's a great resource for alerts when the ISS will be flying over your area:

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/signup.cfm

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Re: APOD: Night Sky Highlights: March to May (2018 Mar 14)

Post by neufer » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:52 pm


Art Neuendorffer

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Post by Sa Ji Yario » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:20 pm

I want this entry to be a reminder and tribute to who has left and left us a way open for a growing science (RIP S. H.)

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Re: APOD: Night Sky Highlights: March to May (2018 Mar 14)

Post by MarkBour » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:39 am

Sa Ji Yario wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:20 pm
I want this entry to be a reminder and tribute to who has left and left us a way open for a growing science (RIP S. H.)
Amen. I hope it is not disrespectful, but in a way, the famous image that Art Neuendorffer posted just above, reminds me of Stephen Hawking.
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