Starcast

Starcast is a series of audio guides to the night time sky produced by the Planetarium team at Glasgow Science Centre.

Each Starcast below features a presenter who will focus on a particular aspect of the night sky (e.g. a constellation, galaxy, or asterism) and provide information on when best to look, where in the sky to look, and some interesting information about what you can see.

These guides are suitable for beginners and amataur stargazers and you don't require any specialist equipment such as a telescope or binoculars to be able to enjoy the sights described - just some clear night skies!

Click to jump to the available guides on this page: Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, The Summer Triangle, Taurus, Pegasus, Orion, Leo, Gemini, Cassiopeia, Andromeda and the Milky Way.

You can listen online, or download using the controls on each player.

Ursa Major and Ursa Minor

Presented by Simon, this is a Starcast guide to finding Ursa Major and Ursa Minor in the night sky. Visible in the northern hemisphere all year round, finding these will allow you to find North.

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The Summer Triangle

Presented by Morna, this is a Starcast guide to finding the asterism known as The Summer Triangle in the night sky. Best viewed between May and August in the northern hemisphere all year round, this asterism is made from the bright stars in the constelations of Cygnus, Aquila and Lyra.

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Taurus

Presented by Jane, this is a Starcast guide to finding the constellation, Taurus in the night sky. Best viewed from the northern hemisphere between November and March.

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Pegasus

Presented by Craig, this is a Starcast guide to finding the constellation, Pegasus in the night sky. Best viewed from the northern hemisphere between July and November.

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Orion

Presented by Jamie, this is a Starcast guide to finding the constellation, Orion in the night sky. Best viewed from the northern hemisphere between October and March.

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Leo

Presented by Lorraine, this is a Starcast guide to finding the constellation, Leo in the night sky. Best viewed from the northern hemisphere between November and June.

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Gemini

Presented by Emily, this is a Starcast guide to finding the constellation, Gemini in the night sky. Best viewed from the northern hemisphere in January and February.

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Cassiopeia

Presented by Kirsteen, this is a Starcast guide to finding the constellation, Cassiopeia in the night sky. Best viewed from the northern hemisphere in the winter months though is visible all year round.

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Andromeda and the Milky Way

Presented by Alistair, this is a Starcast guide to finding the the Andromeda Galaxy and Milky Way in the night sky. Best viewed from the northern hemisphere all year round.

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