December 17th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
moon
Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Sept 6 – Enjoy the Milky Way!

This is the time of year for exploring the Milky Way and all it has to offer for binoculars and telescopes. The Summer Milky Way is brighter and wider in appearance than the Winter counterpart, mainly because we’re looking in toward the center…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Aug. 2: Star Hopping with The Summer Triangle

One of the best guideposts in the summer sky is “The Summer Triangle,” a large triangle of three bright stars almost directly overhead. 

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” July 5: What’s In The Summer Sky?

The summer night skies hold many astronomical treasures, and the warmer weather makes it more comfortable to observe them for longer periods of time.

Robert Bigelow

Summer Solstice 2014

While most schools are already out for summer vacation, summer in the Northern Hemisphere does not officially begin until Saturday, June 21 at 4:51 a.m., Mountain Daylight Time (MST.)

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars June 7: A Big Dipper Star Hop

This is the time of year when the familiar stars of the Big Dipper are highest in the north, which makes this group an excellent guidepost to other stars and Deep Sky Objects.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” May 3: Gateways to the Galaxies!

This month’s performance of Gateway to the Stars on Saturday, May 3 will feature the grandest objects in the universe – the “galaxies.”

Seth Jarvis

Solar Eclipse on April 29

There will be a solar eclipse on April 29, 2014 BUT it will not be visible in Utah or anywhere else in the United States.

Robert Bigelow

April’s Total Lunar Eclipse

The first eclipse of 2014 is well placed for observers in Utah and throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: The Coast

The weather here in Tromso is very cloudy. We waited until late in the day and tried to catch a small gap in the clouds near the coast.

Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Timelapse

Last night, I spent 10 hours laying in the snow doing a long time-lapse from sunset until dark (about 4 hours).