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This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they search for enlightenment at a Buddhist monastery with their families, search for pain at high altitude, sacrifice children and llamas in Peru, recreate the mammoth, don’t finish a bucket list, rap about the wilderness, improve our IQ, figure out how to avoid avalanches in the backcountry, and photograph Europe’s large carnivores.
This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they climb all of the world’s tallest mountains, write travel stories, pack for a purpose, give a turtle CPR, set records in the Yosemite Valley, find early humans where you don’t expect to, map the Earth, the oceans and Mars, and harvest GMOs.
Lunar and planetary spectacles fill the starry skies this week, alongside the chance of auroras and shooting stars. Perseids trickle. Late night on Monday, look for stragglers from the Perseids meteor shower. While it peaked a week ago, the shooting stars will continue to fly until August 24. According to the international observing reports, the Perseids…
The moon cozies up to Saturn on Sunday and Monday, even covering the ringed planet for some observers.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft team have numbered the plumes of Saturn’s moon, Enceladus.
This Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. Learn how you can spy two of the Apollo landing sites with a set of binoculars.
The goddess of love this week brightens the dawn hours for skywatchers.
The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation (NKAF) was awarded a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s (VCF) Northeast Kingdom Fund for a program called “Building Community through Astronomy: Intergenerational STEM Learning.” Kids, teens, and adults are coming together to learn about and view the skies either at Northern Skies Observatory (NSO) in Peacham or at libraries in the…
As three stellar jewels take their final bows in the evening sky, Mercury and Venus put on a splendid show for sky-gazers. Cosmic Trio. On Monday, May 19, face the southwestern horizon just after nightfall, and gaze at three of the brightest stars of spring slowly fading away into the glow of twilight. Starting from…