April 21st, 2014
Last Quarter Moon
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Duke Johnson

The Milky Way over Corona Arch & Mesa Arch

During my trip to the Moab and Canyonlands area, my hope was to capture the Milky Way over both Corona Arch and Mesa Arch while using the moonlight from a waning crescent moon to illuminate the canyon around False Kiva.…

Duke Johnson

Sunrise at Mesa Arch

About 5 years ago, I captured this image in the morning after a good snow storm. I was alone because no one else was stupid enough to drive all night through the storm to get there. You’ll notice the sun…

Mike Murray

August Gateway to the Stars: The Milky Way

This month’s installment of “Gateway to the Stars” in the Hansen Dome Theatre will feature our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Under clear dark skies, August is one of the best times of year to see it. It appears as a…

Duke Johnson

A new (OLD) friend

Several weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to attend the Astronomical League Convention in Bryce canyon. The weather was great for observing but I never got to look through a telescope. I wasn’t kept away by any horrible circumstances or…

Seth Jarvis

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…

…on the outer edge of a spiral galaxy, home to a hundred billion stars… …a star died. This was no ordinary star.  It was a monster of a star, at least 20 times more massive than our Sun.

Duke Johnson

Up in the night (Ramblings of an astrophotographer)

Welcome to the first of a series of blogs about getting out under the starry sky. It is something that everyone can do—you just have to drive outside the city. My aim is to instill in you some of the…

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars – May edition

This month’s performance of Gateway to the Stars coincides with National Astronomy Day, with the show running at 6:45 pm on Saturday, May 7.  Spring is not only the time for Astronomy Day, but is also the best season for…

Rob Morris

Looking up

As we approach the summer season, the heavens are putting on a show in the evenings.  Spread from west to east across the sky at sunset, we see an array of planets.  Venus will be the brightest of the group,…

eric

What’s in a name?

How many stars are in our solar system? If you answered hundreds of billions, you are not alone. That is the most common answer I hear. The correct answer is…one. The Sun is the only star in the solar system.…

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz Question – The Farthest Galaxy?

This week’s winner of the Clark Planetarium, KUTV-2 Cosmic Quiz is Zachary Griffin. He wants to know, “What is the farthest known galaxy?” There are several galaxies that are good candidates for the farthest-known galaxy, but what they all have…