Tonight’s Sky

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This video collection compiles videos and supporting materials published by the Office of Public Outreach of the Space Telescope Science Institute, to further your knowledge of astronomy. The different collections of videos are organized by space telecope (Hubble, James Webb, WFIRST, etc.), and by different subjects (like news, science visualizations, telescope construction, etc.).


In September, the northern hemisphere is treated to a view of Aquarius, the water god, and Capricornus, the water goat. Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky."

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Posted: August 29, 2017, 8:45 pm

In August, the moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn, the Perseid meteor shower, a partial lunar eclipse and more will be visible. Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky."

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Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:52 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In July, large planets preside over southern skies.

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Posted: June 29, 2017, 8:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." Early this month is one of the best times to view our brightest planet.

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Posted: May 26, 2017, 2:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In May, one of the largest constellations fills the southern sky.

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Posted: April 25, 2017, 8:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." Skies should be fairly dark for this year’s annual "April shower."

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Posted: March 28, 2017, 6:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." The March equinox still grants plenty of dark nighttime skies for planet-hunting.

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Posted: February 22, 2017, 9:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." This February, a penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible throughout most of the world.

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Posted: January 30, 2017, 3:07 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In December, an annual meteor shower peaks early.

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Posted: December 29, 2016, 8:23 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In December, Perseus and Cassiopeia dominate the night.

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Posted: November 20, 2016, 6:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In November, Jupiter shines in the sky before dawn.

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Posted: October 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In October, the Andromeda Galaxy is visible even to naked eyes.

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Posted: September 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In September, an eclipse dims African skies.

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Posted: August 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In August, Saturn and Mars dance with the star Antares.

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Posted: July 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In July, watch for the Delta Aquarid meteor shower.

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Posted: June 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In June, look toward the constellation Hercules to find compact globular clusters of stars.

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Posted: May 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In May, look for galaxies embedded in the constellation Virgo.

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Posted: April 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In April, the Great Bear and Leo the Lion stalk the night sky.

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Posted: March 20, 2016, 5:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In March, the constellations of spring arrive.

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Posted: February 20, 2016, 6:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In February, cold winter skies present a number of bright, easy-to-find stars.

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Posted: January 22, 2016, 6:00 pm

Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere's skywatching events with "Tonight's Sky." In January, Mars peeks above the horizon in the early morning hours.

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Posted: December 28, 2015, 6:25 pm

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