Category: Astronomy

5 planets to align in the morning sky

June 17, 2022

The mornings of June 17 through June 23 will be a rare treat for sky watchers. An alignment or “planet parade” will occur when 5 planets are visible to the naked eye in the morning sky, 45…

5 planets to align in the morning sky

What to look for in the night sky this winter

December 6, 2021

As we near the shortest day of the year, many of us reminisce about the long summer days with plenty of time to enjoy the outdoors after school or work. But despite chillier temperatures, there are several…

What to look for in the night sky this winter

Astronomy Club – November 2021

November 16, 2021

Shorter Days As we slip further into fall, the leaves are changing, and the days are getting much shorter. Why does this happen? You can thank the fact that the Earth is tilted 23.5 degrees on its…

Astronomy Club – November 2021

Astronomy Club – October 2021

October 14, 2021

Spot The Station The weather is getting cooler, and our days are getting shorter. I find that during this time of year, the opportunities to get outside become shorter and further apart. Viewing the International Space Station…

Astronomy Club – October 2021

Astronomy Club – September 2021

September 2, 2021

That busy time of year… As the summer season winds down, we all find ourselves getting ready for the school year or preparing for the cooler seasons to come. During this potentially hectic time, we are fortunate…

Astronomy Club – September 2021

Astronomy Club – August 2021

August 5, 2021

More than Science? In over 25 years of astronomy outreach, I’ve often heard comments from people saying they are not interested in astronomy because they do not like science. If science isn’t for you, we should recognize…

Astronomy Club – August 2021

Observe the Perseid Meteor Shower at its peak, August 11-13

August 2, 2021

Look up! The Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, will peak August 11 through August 13. In preparation for this cosmic event, Planetarium Specialist Bill Reed explains what a meteor…

Observe the Perseid Meteor Shower at its peak, August 11-13

Astronomy Club – July 2021

July 19, 2021

We’re back! After a long break, Astronomy Club is back to meeting in person! I hope everyone is well and as happy to see each other as I am. While most of us were, understandably, focused on…

Astronomy Club – July 2021

What to look for in the sky this May

May 10, 2021

As the weather gets warmer and days grow longer, springtime continues to bring change in the Northern Hemisphere. Planetarium Specialist Katy Downing shares the visible planets and constellations to observe in May. Jupiter and Saturn Before sunrise,…

What to look for in the sky this May

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

April 22, 2021

Get outside One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day every day is to spend time outdoors. Take your outdoor adventures to the next level by recording observations through daily, weekly, or monthly journaling. What animals…

4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day