moon-phases

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Sky Events for February 2017
January 4, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

This star map shows the Houston sky at 9 pm CST on January 1, 8 pm CST on January 15, and dusk on January 31. To use the map, put the direction you are facing at the bottom.     The Sky This Month The Great Square of Pegasus sets in the western sky. Taurus, […]

Educator How-To: Making the Moon out of Cheese (and Crackers!)
February 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

After months of renovation, the Burke Baker Planetarium at the Houston Museum of Natural Science will re-open March 11 with the best picture of the universe in the world! The Evans and Sutherland Digistar 5 digital projection system boasts the first True 8K image on the planet, with twice the resolution as an IMAX theater. The powerful digital […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Come out to the George for Astronomy Day November 8!
November 4, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from the teapot of Sagittarius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Jupiter is now higher in the east at dawn; it is the brightest thing there.  Venus is passing behind […]

Educator How-To: Identifying moon phases
July 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

The moon’s appearance in the sky follows a 29.5-day cycle. During the cycle, it first appears as a crescent. The lighted portion that you can in the night sky see becomes larger as days pass, growing until you see a full moon. As more days pass, the lighted portion gets smaller again, until no moon […]


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