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.
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This month’s performance of Gateway to the Stars on Saturday, May 3 will feature the grandest objects in the universe – the “galaxies.”
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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.
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The first eclipse of 2014 is well placed for observers in Utah and throughout the Western Hemisphere.
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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.
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Last night, I spent 10 hours laying in the snow doing a long time-lapse from sunset until dark (about 4 hours).
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On March 3, we spend from 1:30 pm to 5:00 a.m. scouting and then later, trying to get away from the clouds.
Space is a shooting gallery and our little blue planet is a target. It’s as simple as that.
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Day 1 We arrived in Tromso, Norway to totally overcast conditions. After getting settled, we went out in the field as a good auroral substorm was in the works.
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Be sure and join us Saturday, January 4 at 6:45 pm in the Hansen Dome Theatre for one the most popular topics of the year: The Pleiades Star Cluster (popularly known as “The Seven Sisters“).
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