October 8th, 2015
Waning Crescent Moon
Johnny Rasmussen

Gateway to the Stars October

In this month’s Gateway to the Stars, we will explore what’s coming up in the night sky. We know it will be hard to beat that awesome Total Lunar Eclipse that closed out the month of September, but we’re doing…

Duke Johnson

The Exhibits Program Hits the Road

As we embark on our yearlong exhibits renovation project, there’s some work to be done, and a lot of work involves searching for the things we need to update our exhibits and bring more meaningful space science to you, our…

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…

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…

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision: Glorious Galaxies

In this week’s installment of our Night Vision live lecture series, we take a look at the gigantic cosmic structures known as galaxies. Imagine that our solar system has a house in the suburbs, and the Sun is the light…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars August 2015: Prime-time for the Milky Way

In this month’s Gateway to the Stars, we bring the Milky Way into its much-deserved limelight. Personally, the summertime appearance of the Milky Way’s central core is the most breathtaking thing I’ve ever seen in the night sky, and that’s…

Nick Jarvis

Gateway to the Stars July 2015: Prodigious Planets

In the month of July, the planets have a lot in store for us, and in this month’s Gateway to the Stars show we’ll bring it all to life under our high-resolution digital dome theater! If you’ve been watching the…

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.

Nick Jarvis

Night Vision June 25th and 27th: Exoplanets

“For there is a single general space, a single vast immensity which we may freely call Void; in it are innumerable globes like this one on which we live and grow.” -Giordano Bruno, 1584

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…