April 19th, 2014
Waning Gibbous Moon
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Mike Murray

New in the Dome Theatre: “Back To The Moon For Good”

The moon is back in the news! Not only did China just land a robot spacecraft on the moon but it actually deployed a rover to wander across the lunar surface.

Robert Bigelow

Ebb and Flow Impact the Moon

On December 17, Ebb and Flow, the two spacecraft of NASA’s GRAIL (Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory) mission impacted the Moon at a speed of 3,760 miles per hour. This ended a nine month mission to study the Moon’s gravitational…

Seth Jarvis

Pluto – How many moons?

Pop quiz, hotshot! How many moons does Pluto have?

Richard

The Venus Transit Pre-show: A Partial Lunar Eclipse

With all of the excitement surrounding the Venus transit on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, June 5th, I fear another interesting event in the sky is being overshadowed (pun definitely intended): a partial lunar eclipse the day before. Certainly, the Venus…

Seth Jarvis

Where to watch the Eclipse

As we have previously noted, we’re in for rare astronomical treat on the afternoon of Sunday, May 20th. 

Callista Pearson

Santa, the Moon, and a movie

Santa is making a visit to the Moon at Clark Planetarium! Join us Saturday, Dec. 10 for breakfast, a picture with Santa and a special screening of Arthur Christmas at the Megaplex 12 at The Gateway.

Callista Pearson

Santa, the Moon and a movie

Santa is making a visit to the Moon at Clark Planetarium! Join us Saturday, Dec. 10 for breakfast, a picture with Santa and a special screening of Arthur Christmas at the Megaplex 12 at The Gateway.

Robert Bigelow

The origin of our month

“Thirty days hath September, April, June and November.” All other months except February have thirty-one days. These are called calendar months. That is because they are no longer linked to the actual cycle of the Moon which was the origin…

Richard

Two Planets, the Moon and a Bright Star

I’m an early riser these days. Didn’t used to be. There was a time when I would routinely stay up until 1 or 2 in the morning. Now, I tend to be done around 11 pm, and I wake up…

Robert Bigelow

International Observe the Moon Night

On September 18, 2010 amateur astronomers, educators, scientists and the general public will celebrate International Observe the Moon Night by observing and learning more about our nearest neighbor.