July 29th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Mike Sheehan

Something Spooky This Way Comes

Just in time for Halloween the Planet Fun store has new stuff sure to haunt you! We have a new line called “Haunted Memories.”

Robert Bigelow

Testing the Arm on Mars

After a month on Mars and after driving about the length of a football field (109 meters), NASA’s Curiosity rover is stopping for a second phase of instrument check out.

Seth Jarvis

Apollo – in books and movies

The death of Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong has caused many people to reflect

Seth Jarvis

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the Moon, passed away today at the age of 82.

Robert Bigelow

Target Practice on Mars

One of the most anticipated steps in the instrument checkout on NASA’s Curiosity rover is the first use of Curiosity’s laser on a Martian rock, and this past weekend, Curiosity set its target on a 3-inch rock about 9 feet away from the rover.

Robert Bigelow

Curiosity’s Middle Name

Patience. For individuals that have become accustomed to nearly instant information access, the slow pace of data and images trickling from the newest rover on Mars may be frustrating.

Callista Pearson

Free “Passage to Pangaea” August 3

Clark Planetarium will be filled with dinosaurs on August 3.

Callista Pearson

Cruising to Mars

There’s always anomalies when scientists send new equipment out into space.

Callista Pearson

Blastoff!

Did you know that Curiosity had to be launched within a defined 3-week period or scientists would have had to wait another 2 years to launch? 

Callista Pearson

Free “Passage to Pangaea”

Clark Planetarium will be filled with dinosaurs on August 3.