July 22nd, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Duke Johnson

Chasing the Aurora Again: Timelapse

Last night, I spent 10 hours laying in the snow doing a long time-lapse from sunset until dark (about 4 hours).

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Jan 4 – The Seven Sisters!

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“).

Robert Bigelow

A New Year and a New Moon

The first new moon of 2014 occurs on January 1. How often does a new moon occur on New Year’s Day?

Seth Jarvis

Don’t Miss the Draconid Meteor Shower

Watch for an early evening meteor shower on October 7th and 8th.

Callista Pearson

Free Astronomy & A Movie at Brewvies

On Monday, November 4, 2013 we will be taking Night Vision to Brewvies. There will be a presentation by Director, Seth Jarvis,on “How Astronomy will save the world” followed by a short sci-fi movie. The topic will cover the February 15th 2013 near-miss…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Nov 3 – The Andromeda Galaxy

Now that we’re well into Fall, the constellation of Pegasus the Winged Horse is high in the sky.

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.

Richard

Lyrid Meteor Shower 2012

The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks at 11 pm, MDT, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012. While not a particulary great shower, with a peak prediction of only 20 meteors per hour, this shower is more interesting this year for two…

Mike Murray

Next Gateway to the Stars is December 3

Our next “Gateway to the Stars” program will be held this Sat., December 3, 2011 at 6:45 pm in the Hansen Dome Theatre.

Mike Murray

“Starry Tales” is a Unique Dome Experience

The depictions and stories of the ancient Greek constellations have been presented by planetariums in many different ways. Through the modern visual tools of 3-dimensional scene creation and animation, Kagaya Studios has created a beautiful new way to experience the…