December 21st, 2014
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Seth Jarvis

Twinkle, twinkle little… STOP DOING THAT!

Astronomers go to considerable effort building telescopes capable of capturing the drizzle of light from objects billions of light years distant, but during the last few miles of their cosmic journey these precious photons are smeared around by our ever-turbulent…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Oct 4: Autumn Sky Wonders

The stars of “The Summer Triangle” are still prominent in the western sky but as we progress into autumn, another asterism will serve as our “pointer” for the new season.

Mike Murray

“Night Vision” Sept 27: Notorious Nebulae!

Every week we run a special program in the Hansen Dome Theatre called “Night Vision.”

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Sept 6 – Enjoy the Milky Way!

This is the time of year for exploring the Milky Way and all it has to offer for binoculars and telescopes. The Summer Milky Way is brighter and wider in appearance than the Winter counterpart, mainly because we’re looking in toward the center…

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.

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“).

Seth Jarvis

Thinking About Buying a Telescope?

‘Tis the season that many people think that a telescope would make a great gift for a loved one or for the whole family.  And of course, you are smart to think that.  But what to buy?  Here is a…

Mike Murray

“Gateway to the Stars” Nov 2 – Pegasus Returns

On Saturday, Nov. 2 our next “Gateway to the Stars” presentation will feature the prime guidepost to the Autumn skies: “The Great Square of Pegasus.”

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.