Mar 1st: Awesome Astronomy’s March Sky Guide

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Podcaster: Ralph, Paul & Jenny

Title : Awesome Astronomy’s March Sky Guide

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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Description:  What to look out, and up, for in March.

Our highlights of this month’s skies with the planets on offer to observers and imagers:

  • The moon, Mercury and Mars close together on the 29th
  • The King of Planets returns to our skies
  • 4 comets to observe with amateur telescopes or the naked eye

Next up, we each take a deep sky pick from our list of favourites for this time of year:

  • Jen – The Owl Nebula in Ursa Major
  • Paul – The Virgo Supercluster and Markarian’s Chain of galaxies
  • Ralph – Messier 67 and the Beehive Cluster in Cancer

And we finish this sky guide with March’s moon phases.

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 Bio: Awesome Astronomy is the show for anyone and everyone who has even the slightest interest in astronomy and science.

Join Ralph, Paul & Jeni for informative and fun astronomy programs telling you what to look out (and up) for every month as well as a main show dedicated to space and astronomy news. You can be guaranteed a passion for astronomy, simple explanations of complex and fundamental topics, space and science discussions, absorbing interviews with astronomers and astronauts who make the news and answers to listeners’ space questions.

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