October 21st, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars September 1st: Star Clusters Galore!

The late summer is an awesome time for star gazing. The skies are typically clear, dry and warm – perfect conditions for seeing many a deep sky wonders.

Mike Murray
Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars July 7: Scorpius!

We are finally at the time of year when the Milky Way starts to make its return.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars June 2 – Star Hopping

Even as we approach the first day of summer, the Big Dipper remains high in the sky, making for an excellent guide to the bright stars and constellations of June for this months Gateway to the Stars.

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Gateway to the Stars May 5 – Galaxies!

This month’s performance of Gateway to the Stars will feature some of the grandest objects in the universe – the “galaxies”!

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” on April 7: Leo the Guidepost!

The transition into early Spring gives us a great opportunity to see some of our favorite constellations from the Winter (like Orion the Hunter) but also some great previews of the Spring stars. Join us for “Gateway to the Stars“,…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” on March 3: Planets Abound!

The late Winter sky is still ablaze with an abundance of bright stars and famous constellations.  Orion is still with us, including its famous nebula “M42” in its sword.  During this month’s “Gateway to the Stars” we’ll be taking a…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” – Pegasus and Andromeda!

On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 our next “Gateway to the Stars” presentation will feature the central region of the Autumn skies; the constellations of Pegasus (The Winged Horse) and Andromeda (The Chained Maiden). You might remember those names from the…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” moves to Oct. 8

The next showing of “Gateway to the Stars” will be October 1, 2011 in the Hansen Dome Theatre, featuring Clark Planetarium’s new Digistar 4 system. It will be a crisper, more colorful starfield, with a host of new visual effects. As we move into autumn, stars like the “Summer Triangle” will appear further to the western side of the sky as new stars like the “Great Square of Pegasus” climb up into the eastern sky.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” September 3

Our “Gateway to the Stars” show for September will feature numerous objects to see in and around the Milky Way. Summer may be coming to an end on the calendar, but the summer stars will continue to shine prominently for many…