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What's Up for December
Mars, Mars and more Mars. This month offers great views of the red planet, with or without a telescope.
What's Up for November
This month you'll have great views of a red planet and a red star. Plus, find out when the Mars rovers are facing Earth.
What's Up for October
Views of Saturn's weird moon Iapetus in the night sky may spook the faint hearted but a glimpse of Mars on Halloween will be a treat.
What's Up for September
It's the 30th anniversary of the Voyager mission and you can see all four planets that Voyager studied in the night sky this month.
What's Up for August
The Perseid meteor shower will dazzle in the early morning hours of Aug. 13. Plus, a popular planet shows up in the night sky.
What's Up for July
Take a guided tour of the moon and discover some cool lunar sites visible without a telescope.
What's Up for June
Jupiter and Venus put on a spectacular show this month. Our two-minute night sky video guide tells you where to look.
What's Up for May
Lots of planets are visible in the night sky this month. Plus, an asteroid makes a guest appearance. Our two-minute video guide will tell you where to look to see these great views.
What's Up for April
Take a 2-minute guided tour on where to look in the night sky for this month's stunning views. No telescopes required.
About: Jane Houston Jones
Jane is an astronomer, NASA science podcast developer, writer, educational and outreach artisan and social media enthusiast. She and her husband have an asteroid (
) named after them.
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