Apr 4th: Awesome Astronomy’s April Sky Guide

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Podcaster: Ralph, Paul & Jen

Title :Awesome Astronomy’s April Sky Guide

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

Link : www.awesomeastronomy.com

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

Ralph, Paul & Jen pick their highlights for this month’s skies; starting with the solar system objects on offer to observers and imagers:

  • The features visible on Mars
  • Jupiter visible in the morning sky
  • Venus in the evening sky
  • The Lyrid meteor shower

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

  • Ralph – The Beehive and King Cobra open clusters in Cancer
  • Jen  – M82, The Cigar Galaxy, and M81, a starburst galaxy in Ursa Major
  • Paul – A tour of the Virgo cluster of galaxies and Markarian’s Chain

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

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