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Tonight's Sky

“Tonight’s Sky” is a video series of constellations you can observe in the night sky.

About this Video
In May 2024, we are looking away from our galaxy's crowded, dusty plane toward a region where the sky is brimming with distant galaxies. Locate Virgo to find a concentration of roughly 2,000 galaxies and search for Coma Berenices to identify many more. Watch for space-based views of galaxies like the Sombrero Galaxy, M87, and M64.

About this Series
“Tonight’s Sky” is a monthly video of constellations in the night sky. The series is produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of science operations for the Hubble Space Telescope, in partnership with NASA’s Universe of Learning. This is a recurring show; you can find more episodes and other astronomy videos here. This product is based on work supported by NASA under award number NNX16AC65A to the Space Telescope Science Institute, working in partnership with Caltech/IPAC, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and Sonoma State University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

What's Up: Skywatching Tips from NASA

Your Personal NASA Guide to the Night Sky


What are some skywatching highlights in May 2024? Mars and Saturn tussle with the Moon, Mercury makes a brief a.m. appearance, East Coasters can see red giant star Antares emerge from behind the Moon, and the eta Aquariid meteors peak on May 6th.

Preston Dyches, Christopher Harris, and Lisa Poje are the science communicators and space enthusiasts who produce this monthly video series for NASA at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Bill Dunford, Gary Spiers, and Lyle Tavernier provide additional guidance on astronomy. Retired NASA Program Manager Gordon Johnston provides the daily guide.

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 on NASA's page here.

Amateur Observers' Society of New York

Established in 1965, the Amateur Observers’ Society of New York (“AOSNY”) was created as a means for astronomy enthusiasts of all ages to meet together. Amateur Astronomy is about helping others, learning, doing, and having fun! Our organization has several observing options for the general public. Our mission is to bring Long Island astronomy to the public and provide astronomy resources to members. This expresses our commitment not only to serve our members, but also to educate and inspire the public.