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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, […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Four Planets are Visible
January 4, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Venus is in the southeast at dawn, approaching Saturn. Venus passes Saturn the morning of January 9; the two planets are less than one tenth of one degree apart! They’re easy to tell apart, as Venus outshines all the stars we see at night and is almost 100 times brighter than Saturn. Mars is now […]

There’s a Partial Solar Eclipse Happening October 23: Here’s what you need to know to see it!
October 20, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

  There’s a partial solar eclipse happening Thursday, October 23 and you can see it all from Houston*!  The New Moon of Thursday, October 23, 2014, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow towards Earth. However, no one will see a total eclipse for two reasons. First of all, the […]

TGIS: The Summer Solstice is cause to celebrate
June 21, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

It’s been a long week, and we know just what we need to kick back: lots and lots of daylight. So if today feels like it’s been a long day, that’s because it has been. In fact, it’s been the longest day of the year! The sun appears farthest in the north today, making today […]



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