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Back to basics: the moon, the sun and the stars



Can you identify the 12 constellations of the zodiac? How about the names of all the planets in our galaxy? No, well that’s okay, WHYY’s Dave Heller and astronomer Derrick Pitts are here to help. “Back-to-basics” month continues on Skytalk this week with some simple observations of our atmosphere. We’ll examine the objects that can be seen in the night sky, talk about the stars, planets, the sun, and even the moon. We’ll even go all the way back to primitive times and talk about what our anscestors may have seen in their sky.

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