September 30th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Mike Murray

“Night Vision” Sept 27: Notorious Nebulae!

Every week we run a special program in the Hansen Dome Theatre called “Night Vision.”

Tiny Galaxies, Big Black Holes

Join us for a special Night Vision with guest lecturer, Dr. Anil Seth to learn about supermassive black holes.

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.

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

“Supervolcanoes” in the Hansen Dome Theatre

Erupting in the Hansen Dome Theatre on May 23 is Supervolcanoes.

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.”

Callista Pearson

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” 3D Opens April 4

Did you know that lemurs are the oldest known primates and that they are only found in Madagascar?

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” April 5 – Leo the Lion

As we move into spring, a whole new set of constellations are coming out to greet us.