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Sky Happenings This Month: The Autumn “Intermission”
October 3, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

      Autumn represents sort of an ‘intermission’ in the sky, with bright summer stars setting at dusk, while bright winter patterns such as Orion have not yet risen.   The ‘teapot’ of Sagittarius sets in the southwest early in the evening.  The Summer Triangle is high in the west.   Meanwhile, the Great Square […]

The Sherlock Party From Outer Space: HMNS Happenings This Week
August 13, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

Lecture – Grand Tour of the Universe—Updated with the Latest Discoveries by Carolyn Sumners The new release of “Passport to the Universe” contains spectacular, never-before-seen views of the observable Universe in large format. Dr. Carolyn Sumners, HMNS VP of Astronomy, will provide an update on these latest images and what they reveal. Highlights include our […]

HMNS’ Stargazer’s Guide To July 2018: How To Find Planets And Constellations Plus Celestial Happenings To Look Out For
July 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

    The Big Dipper is above the North Star, with its handle pointing up.  From that handle, you can ‘arc to Arcturus’ and then ‘speed on to Spica’; those stars are in the west at dusk.  Leo, the Lion, is also in the west at dusk.  Jupiter is to the left of Spica in […]

The Stargazer’s Guide To June 2018: What to look Up For This Month!
June 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

    The Big Dipper is above the North Star, with its handle pointing up.  From that handle, you can ‘arc to Arcturus’ and then ‘speed on to Spica’; those stars are in the south at dusk.  Arcturus is the fourth brightest star in the night sky, but the brightest one we see from Houston […]



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