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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.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Feb 1 – Orion and The Pleiades

February is a great month to see two of the most recognizable objects in the night sky: the constellation of Orion the Hunter and The Pleiades Star Cluster.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Nov 2 – Pegasus Returns

On Saturday, Nov. 2 our next “Gateway to the Stars” presentation will feature the prime guidepost to the Autumn skies: “The Great Square of Pegasus.”

Robert Bigelow

May 2013 Astronomical Highlights

Evening Planets Goodbye Jupiter, hello Venus! At the beginning of May, Jupiter appears as the brightest “star” low in the western evening sky.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” March 2 – Bright Stars and Jupiter

The skies of March still feature the brilliant stars of winter but also reveal the coming of spring with new stars slowly displacing them in the east. Join us for Gateway to the Stars this Saturday, March 2. 

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Dec. 1st – The Pleiades

Our next “Gateway to the Stars” program will be held this Saturday, Dec 1 at 6:45 pm in the Hansen Dome Theatre.

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.

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“,…

Robert Bigelow

A Mid-March Planetary Conjunction

Venus and Jupiter, the two brightest planets in the night sky, are moving toward each other. At least that appears to be the case from our perspective on Earth. In reality, the individual motions of all three plants around the…

Seth Jarvis

Inferiority Complex

There is a lot happening in the sky in 2012! There’s the annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20th. There’s the not-again-visible -in-America-until-the-year-2125 Transit of Venus on June 5th. I’ll post entries in the Clark Planetarium blog about those…