Category: Astronomy

Backyard Astronomy: May 2020

May 1, 2020

Astronomy is a great way to reduce stress. Step outside, unplug and look up at the sky — you never know what you will see! Planetarium specialist Katy Downing shares the visible planets and constellations to observe…

Backyard Astronomy: May 2020

Astronomy Club: November Newsletter

November 30, 2019

A change in the air… There are leaves on the ground and a chill in the air. The holiday season is near and with it arises the inevitable stress and anxiety associated with family events, company parties,…

Astronomy Club: November Newsletter

Astronomy Club: October Newsletter

October 29, 2019

It’s been a busy year for Astronomy and Spaceflight enthusiasts, as we can safely say that a new Space Race is fully underway. The original Race was between 2 countries, the United States and the USSR. With…

Astronomy Club: October Newsletter

Astronomy Club: September Newsletter

September 30, 2019

The Autumnal Equinox occurred on Monday, September 23. On this day, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres experienced an equal amount of daylight. This happens twice a year when the Earth’s axis is tilted neither towards nor…

Astronomy Club: September Newsletter

Backyard Astronomy

September 15, 2019

Summer is coming to a close, but on the bright side – there will be more time to look up each night and enjoy the night sky. Planetarium Specialist Katy Downing shares some of the astronomical events,…

Backyard Astronomy

Eyes to the sky

August 1, 2019

Look up! The Perseid Meteor Shower, one of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year, will peak the evening of Monday, August 12, 2019. In preparation for this cosmic event, the Center’s planetarium staff explains what…

Eyes to the sky