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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars and Jupiter Shine Bright
July 6, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now in the west at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it. Mars and Saturn are now in the south at dusk. As you watch them, Mars is to the right and is much brighter. Although Mars continues to fade each night as Earth leaves […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars aligns with Earth and sun, solstice on its way
June 2, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Venus is in the west at dusk. At dusk, look high over the point of sunset for the brightest thing there; it outshines everything but the Sun and the Moon.  Jupiter is also in the west as soon as night falls. Jupiter outshines all stars we ever see at night, so it will be obvious […]

Water on Mars?
September 2, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

On August 5, 2011, Science Magazine published a paper, announcing that astronomers had observed unusual features on the northward slopes of cliffs in Mars’ southern hemisphere. Strangely, these narrow, dark features are seasonal; they appear in spring and summer and disappear as fall approaches. So far, the explanation that best fits the evidence is that […]

On the Tenth Day of HMNS…Explore the Cosmos at The George Observatory
December 21, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

The first time I went to the George Observatory, I saw Saturn. With my own eyes. Not a picture, not an artist’s rendering – the actual planet. It was…well, let’s just say I left full of a sense of wonder at the universe we live in – and the centuries of scientific achievements that have […]


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21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
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