Videos: Night sky highlights for April 2020

** What’s Up: April 2020 Skywatching Tips from NASANASA JPL

What are some astronomy highlights in the sky in April 2020? This month, Venus visits the Pleiades; Mars, Jupiter and Saturn begin their breakup; and we ask, “What is the Moon illusion?” Additional information about topics covered in this episode of What’s Up, along with still images from the video, and the video transcript, are available at…

** Tonight’s Sky: AprilSpace Telescope Science Institute

Clear April nights are filled with starry creatures. Near the Big Dipper, you will find several interesting binary stars. You can also spot galaxies like the Pinwheel Galaxy, M82, and M96—the last of which is an asymmetric galaxy that may have been gravitationally disrupted by encounters with its neighbors. Keep watching for space-based views of these celestial objects.

** What’s in the Night Sky April 2020Alyn Wallace

** What to see in the night sky: April 2020BBC Sky at Night Magazine

Pete Lawrence and Paul Abel guide us through April’s stargazing highlights.

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