April 18th, 2014
Waning Gibbous Moon
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.

Seth Jarvis

How to make a pinhole projector

The annular eclipse is fast approaching. In preparation of the May 20, 2012 event make your own pinhole projection box.

Jesse Warner

Illusions of the Seasons: Part 3

In our last two seasons discussions (part 1, part 2) we dispelled some common misconceptions about why we experience seasons here on Earth.  In this discussion, we will dispel the last misconception I presented and conclude our seasons discussion with an activity…

Robert Bigelow

A 23 Hour Day

Yes, Daylight Saving Time is upon us. For most of the United States, on March 14, 1:59 a.m. will be followed by 3:00 a.m. as clocks are officially set forward one hour. So, March 14 will only be 23 hours…

Robert Bigelow

“Mister” Sol’s neighborhood

The New Horizons spacecraft is on its way to Pluto. It left Earth back in January 2006. Now it is almost halfway between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus. When will it reach Pluto? Not until July 2015. Why so…

Seth Jarvis

COSMIC QUIZ: Where’s the Closest Star?

This week’s KUTV Cosmic Quiz winner is Cameron Porcaro. Cameron’s question was, “How far away is the nearest star to our solar system?” Fun question!

Seth Jarvis

Cosmic Quiz – Let’s talk about star colors

This week’s Cosmic Quiz Question was asked by Erik Lindblom. “Why do stars shine in different colors?” That’s a great question, Eric! Stars come in a variety of colors, temperatures, ages, brightness and sizes.