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The Actual Astronomy Podcast

Jul 2020

#35 - Objects to Observe in August 2020

Wondering what you can observe in August? Chris and Shane will tell you about the planets, Moon, and the best warm weather meteor shower.

Jul 2020

#34 - Goodbye Comet NEOWISE, hello Jupiter!

Chris and Shane share observations of fading Comet NEOWISE. As NEOWISE disappears, Chris and Shane resume their focus on the planets and share some recent observations.

Jul 2020

#33 - Comet NEOWISE Observations and Upcoming Meteor Showers

Chris shares his observations of Comet NEOWISE, Jupiter, and Saturn while at Grasslands National Park. While you are observing Comet NEOWISE, you may notice increased meteor activity. This is due to some upcoming meteor showers that Chris and Shane talk about.

Jul 2020

#32 - Detailed Plans for an Astronomy Trip to Grasslands National Park

Chris and Shane are excited for one of their many voyages to Grasslands National Park to do some observing under the darkest skies in Canada. Find out how they prepare and what they plan to observe. The next couple of podcasts might come out later than usual due to this observing trip.

Jul 2020

#31 - Comet NEOWISE Observing Reports and Chris Tests His Revamped 80mm Telescope

Chris and Shane share some recent observations of bright Comet NEOWISE. Chris provides an update on how his 80mm telescope performed after Shane did some work to improve the views. 

Jul 2020

#30 - Great Comet Update and Observing Guide

Great comets are rare and must be observed when they appear. Over the last few days, comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE has reached naked eye brightness! This is a special edition podcast to provide our listeners everything they need to observe the comet. 

Jul 2020

#29 - Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milky Way!

Many people have never seen the Milky Way. Chris and Shane describe what it looks like and how to observe it. Timing is impeccable because summer is the best time to see the Milky Way. The podcast ends with tips on how to find dark skies near you.

Jul 2020

#28 - The Darkness is Coming…and a Comet!

We are slowly getting out of perpetual twilight! Chris and Shane talk about their recent observations of Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon, and more sightings of noctilucent clouds. Plus get an update on comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE.

Jul 2020

#27 - Objects to Observe in July 2020

This might be the easiest month to find the planets in the night sky. Chris and Shane will also talk about July being the best month to observe Jupiter and Saturn. Oh yeah, we might also be treated to a fairly bright comet!

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