This week, the southern hemisphere of Earth gets to see a partial lunar eclipse, which is the second lunar eclipse to occur in the past month. While most of us won’t be lucky enough to witness this lunar event, it has inspired us to turn our eyes to the skies. Here are our top picks for exploring the galaxy from home.

  1. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry: Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates his own book on Audible. And it sounds as amazing as you think it does.
  2. Third Rock Radio: Explore new music and the galaxy with NASA’s radio streaming station.
  3. Celestron Telescope: Using WiFi and Celestron Sky Portal app, you can direct this telescope to any celestial body in the sky.
  4. Lunar photography tips: If you’re lucky enough to be in the southern hemisphere for this partial lunar eclipse, this tutorial has some excellent tips for capturing it.
  5. Night Sky: This free app uses AR overlays to help you identify any constellation, planet, star or satellite in the sky.   

 

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