Star Gazer is the world’s only weekly television series on naked eye astronomy and is a national syndication of WPBT2. Each weekly episode features selected objects for naked eye viewing for the following week. There are two versions of Star Gazer, one 5 minutes long and the other 1 minute long.August 1-7
The Meteor Shower That Fizzled And Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
This year's Perseid Meteor Shower, usually the year's best, will be iffy because of the Full Moon happening at the peak time which will wash out most of them for this year. Also a look at two bright stars you can see in the evening sky and a discussion of why stars seem to twinkle and planets don't.
A Little Bit Of Winter In August
A Preview Of Many of the Bright Stars of Winter's Evening Sky In August Pre-dawn Skies
Follow The Moon From Jupiter To Mars
Using the Moon to identify Mars and Jupiter and a discussion of why the Moon changes phases.
Saturn, Spica And Selene, Oh My! And Saturn Says Bye-Bye To A Pair Of Dancing Stars
Use The Moon to help identify Saturn and Spica in the Evening Sky and discusses Saturn's summer long close approach to the star Porrima
Aug. 29 thru Sept. 4
A Pair Of Triangles In The Sky For Labor Day And Mercury At Dawn
How to identify some bright stars in both the evening and morning skies and tips on spotting the elusive planet Mercury.
About The Hosts
Albury took over the helm at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium in October 2009 and spent the first few weeks testing it out to see what his new baby can do. His first creation, "Meteors!," opened Friday, Nov. 20, 2009 and not only supplied an explanation and history of meteors, past and present, but also came with its own 5,000-year-old, 75-pound meteorite. Listening to Albury during the show, you could hear the enthusiasm in his voice. This is a man in his element. "I get to do something I have been passionate about since I was a child," says Albury.
The stars captured Dean Regas, Outreach Astronomer, Assistant Director of the Cincinnati Observatory in 1998 while working at Cincinnati's Wolff Planetarium in Burnet Woods.
It was there that he discovered a passion for astronomy and has since become a local expert in observational astronomy, star identification and mythology.Dean has written over 60 astronomy articles for the Cincinnati Enquirer and Community Press and have been featured on local television and radio.
He has been the Outreach Astronomer for the Cincinnati Observatory since 2000.
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