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Looking Skyward: Venus, Betelgeuse, and A New Space Probe

ESO, M. Montargès et al. via NASA
The Changing Surface of Fading Betelgeuse

On the return of our Looking Skyward feature, WCAI's John Basile talks with Regina Jorgenson, Director of the Maria Mitchell Observatory on Nantucket about the brightness of Venus in the sky, the change that is apparently happening to Betelgeuse, and a new space probe that is expected to give us a new look at the sun.


This Looking Skyward aired on Thursday, February 13, 2020. Looking Skyward airs every other week.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.