April 17th, 2014
Waning Gibbous Moon
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Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Dec. 7 – The Andromeda Galaxy

Last month we saw how The Great Square of Pegasus can serve as an ideal guidepost to finding other bright stars and deep sky objects in the Autumn sky.

Seth Jarvis

Don’t Miss the Draconid Meteor Shower

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

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.

Robert Bigelow

Perseid Meteor Shower 2012

One of the most reliable meteor showers of the year will peak on August 12. That’s when Earth will collide with a stream of particles left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle.

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.

Robert Bigelow

December’s Lunar Eclipse and Mystery Meteor Shower

On the morning of December 10, the Moon will move through Earth’s shadow producing a total lunar eclipse. For observers in Utah, the Moon will set about the time of greatest eclipse. Sharp-eyed observers should detect the Moon entering into…

Richard

Leonid Meteor Shower

The annual Leonid Meteor Shower peaks on Wednesday the 17th at 1:00 PM, MST. Peak rate for the Leonids is 15 meteors per hour. Best viewing would be on the early morning hours of Wednesday, as a waxing gibbous Moon…

Richard

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower, May 6th

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks at 1:00 am, MDT, on Thursday, May 6th, 2010. Predicted activity at peak is 60 meteors per hour. The Eta Aquarids are result of the Earth passing through the debris field left behind comet…

Richard

Geminid Meteor Shower

The Geminid Meteor Shower peaks at 10:00 pm, MST, on Sunday, December 13th; with a predicted peak rate of 120 meteors per hour. With New Moon on the 16th, there will be no moonlight to wash out the sky, making…