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June 29, 2020

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Length: ~12 minutes

 


 

Introduction and Background Music: “The Infinite Sequence”

Ending Music (11:40-11:53): “Here Comes the Sun” – The Beatles 

Content provided by the Universe. Made audible by Jesse Lorenston (2016, MS Applied Math) and Roy Prouty (2016, MS Atmospheric Physics)

Audio Editing by PJ Siquig

Visuals below provided by Heavens-Above.com

 


Show Notes

A focus on southern-sky summer stars and summer 2020 planets that are visible in the dark skies above and around Baltimore.

Arcturus is among one of the brightest stars in the nighttime sky.

Arcturus is currently the 4th brightest star.

A star chart for the night of July 5, 2020 (around 0400)  where there will be a conjunction of the Moon, Jupiter, & Saturn. The Ecliptic Plane is shown in purple!

Ursa Major (via the Big Dipper) is used to orient the avid astronomer to the northern sky and then used to locate Bootes on our way to the southern sky constellations.

Ursa Major

Bootes

 

 

Virgo and Scorpius are mentioned a part of the Zodiac, the set of constellations that lie along the Ecliptic.

Virgo

Scorpius