August 20th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Seth Jarvis

Exo-Exo-Exo

As recently as the mid 1990’s if you wanted to talk about real planets you were limited to our own solar system – Mercury, Venus, Earth, etc.

Dani Weigand

Presentation on Kepler’s search for Earth-like planets.

The search for Earth-like planets in our galaxy comes closer to Earth with a presentation at Clark Planetarium on NASA’s Kepler mission. On Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, the planetarium will host special guest Dr. Jason Steffen of the Fermilab Center…

Seth Jarvis

Planets Galore!

There’s an AP news story out today about astronomers announcing the discovery of 32 new planets orbiting stars other than our Sun.  That’s quite a number for a single announcement! I keep a little dashboard widget from NASA on my…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz Winner

This week’s cosmic quiz question was submitted by Daniel Wallace, who asked, “How do astronomers figure out the size of planets orbiting other stars (and even what their atmosphere is made of)?”