September 17th, 2014
Waning Crescent Moon
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Richard

June Night Sky Calendar

Ahh, June. Summer begins, nights are warm, skies are mostly clear. It’s a great month for stargazing. Here are some highlights for the month. June 1st: The New Moon is on June 1st, occurring at 3:03 pm, MDT. With no…

Jesse Warner

Dark Sky Presentation

Remember when you were young, looking up into the night sky? How many stars did you see? Have you ever tried to count them? Look up in the sky tonight. Can you still see as many stars? You may notice…

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. 

Richard

How Far Can You See?

The most distant object observable with the unaided eye is visible in our current night time sky. It is the Great Galaxy in Andromeda, M31. There are many ways to find this object. I prefer to use the constellation Cassiopeia.…

Richard

2010 Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower peaks at 6:00 pm, MDT, on Thursday, August 12, 2010. Predictions are for a healthy 90 meteors per hour at peak. A waxing crescent Moon will set early and give meteor watchers a good dark sky…

Richard

Planetary grouping continues this week

Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn are all visible in the evening skies this week. Mercury sits alone near the Sun, but Venus, Mars and Saturn are grouping together. Mercury is 25 degrees away from the Sun and 20 degrees away…

Richard

4 planets visible in the evening sky this week

Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn are all visible in the evening skies this week. Mercury will be  the most difficult to see, being only about 20 degrees away from the Sun at the beginning of the week, and 23 degrees…

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars observing series

Ever wondered how to observe deep space objects with a telescope?  Or what you can see in binoculars?  Join Clark Planetarium for a unique tour of the sky through the eyes of a practiced amateur astronomer.  

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,…

Richard

Scorpius: My early morning companion

Most mornings at 6:05 a.m. you’ll find me standing at a bus stop, patiently awaiting the arrival of the bus that brings me to work. Not a bad ride, actually. What would normally be a 25 minute drive is a…