October 1st, 2014
First Quarter Moon
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All News

Callista Pearson

Hansen Dome Closure

The Hansen Dome Theatre will be closed from September 9 – September 13 for a hardware and software upgrade. It will reopen on Friday, September 13 for the show at 6:45 p.m.

Seth Jarvis

Cool Factoid About Galaxies

In his Bad Astronomy blog post today, Phil Plait describes a new and exciting explanation for why spiral galaxies get all spirally.

Duke Johnson

Oh, What a Night! Part 2

After a tremendous run of shooting in the alcove, everything quieted down a bit, so we decided to relocate back to the Canon 6D camera and the fisheye lens as temps were now below -30F

Mike Murray

New Show: “Secret Lives of Stars”!

Come enjoy an amazing journey through the stars and galaxies as we explore the birth, life, and death of stars. “Secret Lives of Stars” is a production of Evans & Sutherland of Salt Lake City,

Duke Johnson

Oh, What a Night! Part 1

Our last day in Yellowknife was more of the same (cold and not enough time for everything) with the added complication of finding another place to stay for a few hours,

Seth Jarvis

When Planetariums Save Lives

Exactly 50 years ago today, the education an astronaut received in a planetarium saved his life.

Seth Jarvis

The Art and Science of Colliding Galaxies

In several billion years the galaxy we live in, the Milky Way Galaxy, will collide with our nearest neighboring galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy. 

Rob Morris

Brightest Gamma Ray Burst

“Breaking News!  The brightest Gamma-Ray Burst ever recorded occurred at 1:47 am Mountain Time on April 27th. 

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” May 4 – Saturn at its Best!

Saturn, one of the most majestic planets of our solar system, is at its closest to Earth this month.