A Tour Of The Spring Sky


By Jim Lattis | May 8, 2019

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  • The Milky Way above Yawkey Lake in northern Wisconsin. (Photo by Joe Parks)

The Milky Way above Yawkey Lake in northern Wisconsin. (Photo by Joe Parks)

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Spring heralds earlier dawns and later sunsets. The change of season also brings a whole new set of constellations into view, including some of the oldest constellations we know. Commentator Jim Lattis takes on a tour of the spring night sky.

(This story originally aired on May 3, 2012 and was produced by Erika Janik.)

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SONGS:

“…in Torrent and Ascending…” by Jason Zerbin

“Flying” by The Beatles

Jim Lattis

Jim Lattis is an astronomer and the director of the UW-Space Place in Madison.
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