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Q-90.1's Backyard Astronomer

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Q-90.1's Backyard Astronomer
Q-90.1's Backyard Astronomer

Q-90.1's Backyard Astronomer

Q-90.1 FM WUCX

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Mike Murray from the Delta College Planetarium takes a look at what's up in the night sky. Things are happening all the time in the backyard universe, and many of them don't require a telescope to see and enjoy.

Latest Episodes

9/16/19 - Orion in the Morning

If you're up before sunrise, which is easier now that we're heading into fall, you can look for the return of Orion the Hunter.

1 MIN4 days ago
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9/16/19 - Orion in the Morning

9/9/19 - The Harvest Moon

September's Full Moon is often called the Harvest Moon, and this year it occurs after midnight on September 14.

1 MIN1 weeks ago
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9/9/19 - The Harvest Moon

9/2/19 - The Milky Way

Late summer is the best time to observe the Milky Way.

1 MIN2 weeks ago
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9/2/19 - The Milky Way

8/26/19 - Sagittarius the Archer

If you're out on a clear dark evening in September, you can look low in the south for Sagittarius the Archer.

1 MIN3 weeks ago
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8/26/19 - Sagittarius the Archer

8/19/19 - Bright Planets in the South

The early evening sky will fill with more stars this week and, among them, a pair of bright planets.

1 MINAUG 19
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8/19/19 - Bright Planets in the South

8/12/19 - The Sturgeon Moon

The Algonquin People often referred to the August Full Moon as the Sturgeon Moon because the Lake Sturgeon were most often caught at this time of year.

1 MINAUG 14
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8/12/19 - The Sturgeon Moon

8/5/19 - The Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are famous for their high number of meteors and also because they can display fireballs brighter than the planet Venus.

1 MINAUG 5
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8/5/19 - The Perseid Meteor Shower

7/29/19 - The Aurora Borealis

For many of us in the north country, the Northern Lights can be a beautiful addition to the night sky experience. But when can we expect to see them?

1 MINJUL 29
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7/29/19 - The Aurora Borealis

7/22/19 - The Summer Triangle

July and August are a great time to use three bright stars to "star hop" to areas of interest.

1 MINJUL 25
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7/22/19 - The Summer Triangle

7/15/19 - Saturn's Close Approach

The planet Jupiter shines brightly in the south after dusk, but now the next gas giant planet is rising out of the southeast.

1 MINJUL 16
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7/15/19 - Saturn's Close Approach

Latest Episodes

9/16/19 - Orion in the Morning

If you're up before sunrise, which is easier now that we're heading into fall, you can look for the return of Orion the Hunter.

1 MIN4 days ago
Comments
9/16/19 - Orion in the Morning

9/9/19 - The Harvest Moon

September's Full Moon is often called the Harvest Moon, and this year it occurs after midnight on September 14.

1 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
9/9/19 - The Harvest Moon

9/2/19 - The Milky Way

Late summer is the best time to observe the Milky Way.

1 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
9/2/19 - The Milky Way

8/26/19 - Sagittarius the Archer

If you're out on a clear dark evening in September, you can look low in the south for Sagittarius the Archer.

1 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
8/26/19 - Sagittarius the Archer

8/19/19 - Bright Planets in the South

The early evening sky will fill with more stars this week and, among them, a pair of bright planets.

1 MINAUG 19
Comments
8/19/19 - Bright Planets in the South

8/12/19 - The Sturgeon Moon

The Algonquin People often referred to the August Full Moon as the Sturgeon Moon because the Lake Sturgeon were most often caught at this time of year.

1 MINAUG 14
Comments
8/12/19 - The Sturgeon Moon

8/5/19 - The Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseids are famous for their high number of meteors and also because they can display fireballs brighter than the planet Venus.

1 MINAUG 5
Comments
8/5/19 - The Perseid Meteor Shower

7/29/19 - The Aurora Borealis

For many of us in the north country, the Northern Lights can be a beautiful addition to the night sky experience. But when can we expect to see them?

1 MINJUL 29
Comments
7/29/19 - The Aurora Borealis

7/22/19 - The Summer Triangle

July and August are a great time to use three bright stars to "star hop" to areas of interest.

1 MINJUL 25
Comments
7/22/19 - The Summer Triangle

7/15/19 - Saturn's Close Approach

The planet Jupiter shines brightly in the south after dusk, but now the next gas giant planet is rising out of the southeast.

1 MINJUL 16
Comments
7/15/19 - Saturn's Close Approach