Watch for an early evening meteor shower on October 7th and 8th.
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On Sunday, October 6th you’ll want to take a look outside at about 7:30 PM and look to the west-southwest.
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Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” album has been popular in planetariums as music and visual art since the 1970′s, and we run it all year round on Friday and Saturday nights … except for the weeks leading up…
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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.
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Telescopes are time machines.
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In his Bad Astronomy blog post today, Phil Plait describes a new and exciting explanation for why spiral galaxies get all spirally.
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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
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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,
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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,
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Exactly 50 years ago today, the education an astronaut received in a planetarium saved his life.
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