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“Gateway to the Stars” Jan 4 – The Seven Sisters!

Be sure and join us Saturday, January 4 at 6:45 pm in the Hansen Dome Theatre for one the most popular topics of the year: The Pleiades Star Cluster (popularly known as “The Seven Sisters“).

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“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.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars July 6: Summer Stargazing!

As we approach the heart of the summer season, we reach an excellent time to see the best features of the seasonal night sky.

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.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars September 1st: Star Clusters Galore!

The late summer is an awesome time for star gazing. The skies are typically clear, dry and warm – perfect conditions for seeing many a deep sky wonders.

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars June 2 – Star Hopping

Even as we approach the first day of summer, the Big Dipper remains high in the sky, making for an excellent guide to the bright stars and constellations of June for this months Gateway to the Stars.

Seth Jarvis

Inferiority Complex

There is a lot happening in the sky in 2012! There’s the annular eclipse of the Sun on May 20th. There’s the not-again-visible -in-America-until-the-year-2125 Transit of Venus on June 5th. I’ll post entries in the Clark Planetarium blog about those…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” on January 7

We may have passed the Winter Solstice (Dec. 21, when the sun takes its lowest path across the sky) and the “Birthday of the Unconquered Sun” (Dec. 25, when the ancient Romans first noticed the sun’s path climbing higher again),…

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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.

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” – Pegasus and Andromeda!

On Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 our next “Gateway to the Stars” presentation will feature the central region of the Autumn skies; the constellations of Pegasus (The Winged Horse) and Andromeda (The Chained Maiden). You might remember those names from the…