Astronomy magazine podcast: Touring Sagittarius

Senior Editor Michael Bakich kicks off a sky-tour series with Sagittarius the Archer.
By | Published: September 28, 2006 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
September 28, 2006
Are you looking for a quick way to learn how to navigate the night sky? Let Michael Bakich narrate your ride through the sky. In this series, he will profile constellations one-by-one, telling you about bright — and not so bright — objects within their boundaries. He also will provide a few fun facts along the way.

In this show, Michael profiles Sagittarius. While it is a constellation many already know, Michael shares a few things that may surprise you about the Archer.

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Downloadable File(s)
Additional constellation observing tools from Astronomy magazine

  • Video: How to use a star chart — Senior Editor Rich Talcott helps you navigate the night sky using Astronomy magazine’s pullout star chart, located in the center of each monthly issue.
  • Constellation observing — Downloadable articles that highlight all 88 constellations in the sky and explain how to observe each constellation’s deep-sky targets.
  • The starry sky — Learn a few constellations and you’ll have a familiar friend every clear night.
  • Learn the constellations — Constellations can help you sort the twinkling dots scattered across the night sky. Connect the stars to see what deep-sky wonders emerge.