November 1st, 2014
Waxing Gibbous Moon
moon
Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Feb 1 – Orion and The Pleiades

February is a great month to see two of the most recognizable objects in the night sky: the constellation of Orion the Hunter and The Pleiades Star Cluster.

Mike Murray

“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“).

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

Venus & Pleiades align tonight!

Tonight the planet Venus looks like it’s joined the Pleiades Star Cluster. The light from the stars in this cluster takes about 400 years to get to your eyes, while the light from Venus only requires about five minutes to…

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),…

Mike Murray

Special “Gateway to the Stars” on Jan. 8

“Greetings fellow star gazers!” as the late Jack Horkheimer would say. Jack was the host of the TV show “Star Gazer” for over 30 years, based out of Miami until recently passing away. One of the reasons I wanted to…