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The stars at night are big and…. falling: Geminid Meteor Shower Returns December 13!
December 9, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Of the many meteor showers that occur throughout the year, the Geminid Meteor Shower in December may be the most reliably active. This meteor shower occurs when the Earth passes near 3200 Phaethon, a Palladian Asteroid. The Geminids were first observed in 1862. The shower gets its name because they appear to originate in the […]

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening this week (12/8-12/14) at HMNS
December 7, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Film Screening & Lecture Dinosaur 13 Tuesday, December 9 6:00 p.m.Join paleontologists Peter Larson and Dr. Robert T. Bakker for a candid discussion on the discovery of Sue—the largest, […]

Say hello to a brand new meteor shower: the May Camelopardalids
May 19, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

Longtime observers of meteors are familiar with the annual Perseids in August and the Geminids in December. These showers reliably produce hundreds of “shooting stars” per hour every year.  Beginning in 2014, however, we might add another annual treat — the May Camelopardalids, peaking on May 24! What are meteors?Meteors are streaks of light in the […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: August 2013
August 1, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

Venus remains in the west at dusk. It outshines everything but the Sun and Moon, so you can begin observing it during deep twilight. As August ends, Venus begins to approach Saturn. Saturn is now shining in the south/southwest at dusk. Although not as bright as Venus, it does outshine the stars around it, so […]


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