February 12th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon

Send Curiosity over!

Mars Rover, Mars Rover, please send Curiosity over!

How to ship a rover…?

How would you ship a billion dollars worth of hardware? 

Where to land Curiosity?

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory made a sequence of videos demonstrating the difficulty of getting to Mars. We wanted to share them with you in anticipation of the Mars Science Laboratory’s “Curiosity” rover landing that is scheduled to happen late in the…

Seth Jarvis

Pluto – How many moons?

Pop quiz, hotshot! How many moons does Pluto have?

Seth Jarvis

Dr. Higgs, I presume?

Today is the 4th of July, which makes most of us think of glorious fireworks and celebrating only our Declaration of Independence.  Today’s fireworks might also celebrate what is likely to become the anniversary date for the announcement of an…

Gateway to the Stars July 7: Scorpius!

We are finally at the time of year when the Milky Way starts to make its return.

Robert Bigelow

Earth at Aphelion

At 9:32 p.m. MDT on July 4, 2012, Earth will reach the point in its orbit where it is farthest from the Sun. No, that is not an error; Earth will be farthest from the Sun (the technical term is…

Seth Jarvis

Why we do…informal science education

I’ve got two short videos that I want you to take a couple of minutes to watch.  Seriously – they’re worth your time. 

Mike Sheehan

Fight boredom at The Planet Fun Store

It’s only the beginning of July but you may be hearing the annual summer sounds of your children saying, “ We’re Bored!”