February 13th, 2016
Waxing Crescent Moon
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Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Eclipses

Shadow is the means by which bodies display their form. -Leonardo da Vinci This week’s Night Vision will be dedicated to the dramatic and spectacular phenomena of eclipses! As you may have guessed, the timing of this show is no…

Duke Johnson

Night Vision: Earth’s Moon

Earth’s Moon: Home to a mysterious man. Changer of men into werewolves and bats. Possible source of infinite green cheese. Subject of love songs, love stories, and tragedies. Keeper of time. Catalyst for exploration. For centuries, our Moon has inspired…

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision: Robotic Explorers

Not all exploring is done by human space travelers. NASA and the other space agencies of the world continue to explore our solar system, traveling to exotic planets and moons where no man has gone before, increasing our knowledge and…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision, July 9: Notorious Nebulae!

The word “notorious” means “famous or wellknown, typically for some bad quality or deed.” If nebulae are not wellknown to you, join us on Thursday, July 9th, and become acquainted with some nebulae that are “wellknown” and “famous” among astronomers.

Paul Gibbs

Night Vision July 2: Jupiter

Carl Sagan called it “a star that failed.” It’s bigger than all of the other planets in our solar system combined.  Big enough that, if it were hollow, Earth would fit inside more than 1,000 times.

Jesse Warner

Night Vision June 18 & 20, 2015: Reasons for the Seasons

Summer is upon us. As the Earth orbits the Sun, we have an opportunity to observe the subtle changes each day brings us. It was some of these observations that helped influence the shape and structure of various ancient societies…

Jordan Smith

Night Vision May 7 & 9: The Search for E.T.

Have you ever wondered about the possibility of alien life? If so, you certainly aren’t alone (at least on Earth). Whether it be from Hollywood’s latest Sci-Fi epic, or an understanding of the sheer scale of the Universe, most of…

Amy Oliver

Celestial Plushies: You Choose & Win!

We’re thinking about adding some of these little guys to the plushies rack at Planet Fun, but we want to know what you think! You can help us out by telling us your three favorite plushies from these photos by…

Robert Bigelow

Night Vision, April 30: Mercury and the End of the MESSENGER Mission

On April 30, NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft will impact the surface of the planet Mercury at more than 8,750 miles per hour. After more than four years of studying this planet from orbit, the…

“Gateway to the Stars” April 4 – The Spring Guidepost

The nights are getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the stars are confirming the change of season. We can tell because the “Spring constellations” are climbing a little higher into the eastern sky each night.