October 25th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars June 7: A Big Dipper Star Hop

This is the time of year when the familiar stars of the Big Dipper are highest in the north, which makes this group an excellent guidepost to other stars and Deep Sky Objects.

Seth Jarvis

Planets Near and Far

On Sunday, October 6th you’ll want to take a look outside at about 7:30 PM and look to the west-southwest.

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” May 4 – Saturn at its Best!

Saturn, one of the most majestic planets of our solar system, is at its closest to Earth this month.

Seth Jarvis

Listening to the Planets

You can’t use your sense of smell to explore Jupiter, you can’t use your tongue to taste the Great Nebula in Orion, and you can’t use your sense of touch to feel the texture of the rapidly spinning pulsar at…

Callista Pearson

Win tickets to “Perfect Little Planet” Day 3

Win a chance to see our brand new film “Perfect Little Planet” on Wednesday, February 15 by answering this question correctly. What is the name of Saturn’s largest moon? Please post your answer to the question here on our blog.…

Mike Murray

Hansen Dome Theatre upgrade

Get ready to see some changes in the Hansen Dome Theatre.  You won’t see the improvements when you walk into the colorfully lit theater to sit down.  It’s when the lights go down that the magic will shine!

Mike Murray

Gateway to the Stars is June 11 this month

This month’s installment of Gateway to the Stars will take place in the Hansen Dome Theatre on Saturday, June 11 at 6:45 p.m. instead of the normal first Saturday of the month. That’s because our annual Racing to the Stars…

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…

Robert Bigelow

Saturn at opposition

The planet Saturn was at opposition on April 3. That means that Saturn is opposite the Sun, as seen from Earth. Being opposite the Sun means that it will rise as the Sun sets and set as the Sun rises.…