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Sky Happenings in April, 2017
April 4, 2017 · 3 Comments

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Source: http://www.eso.org/public/images/potw1431a/     This star map shows the Houston sky at 10 pm CDT on April 1, 9 pm CDT on April 15, and dusk on April 30.  To use the map, put the direction you are facing at the bottom.   Jupiter, near Spica in Virgo, is up virtually […]

Now Open: The Burke Baker Planetarium, Best in the World
March 11, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

It only takes a few seconds of a stellar light show in this newly-renovated facility to recognize why the Houston Museum of Natural Science is calling the Burke Baker Planetarium “the best and brightest in the world.” The clarity, the detail, the movement, the science, the imagery, all come together to create one of the […]

Leap years: proof that Earth is always running late
February 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware 2016 is a leap year. February will have 29 days as part of a four-year mathematical cycle that has been observed in the Gregorian calendar since 1582. The reason we do this? To make up for a slight discrepancy in the Earth’s orbit around the […]

The Dome is Done! Planetarium renovation moving ahead right on schedule
February 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Burke Baker Planetarium and Friedkin Theater renovation project reached a milestone this week, and we at the museum are brimming with anticipation! Okay. That’s an understatement. When we first heard the news, we all ran around screaming, “The dome is finished! The dome is finished!” That’s what really happened. The dome is indeed complete, […]



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