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Chinese New Year

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Venus shifts to morning, Chinese New Year approaches
January 6, 2014 · Be The First To Comment

This month, Venus shifts from the evening to the morning sky. For the next few days, look for it low in the southwest at dusk. If no buildings or trees block the view, you can still make out Venus in the twilight; it outshines everything in the sky but the Sun and the Moon. Notice […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: February 2013
February 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Mercury briefly enters the evening sky this month. Greatest elongation (the greatest apparent distance from Sun) is February 16, so that’s when you’ll see it the longest.  However, you can begin looking in a few days. Because Mercury sets soon after the Sun, you’ll need a perfectly clear horizon right over the point of sunset […]

Rabbit in the Moon
February 24, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

The new moon of Thursday, February 3, was the second new moon after the winter solstice and therefore marked the Chinese New Year, beginning the Year of the Rabbit. The full moon of Friday morning, February 18, just followed the fifteenth day of the first Chinese lunar month, which is known as the Lantern Festival. […]

Festivals of the World at HMNS Sugar Land
December 8, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Come join us this Saturday, December 11 from 10 a.m. til 2 p.m. at HMNS at Sugar Land for our Second Saturday event Festivals Around the World. In cooperation with PACE (Parents for Academic Excellence), the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land will help children appreciate 7 different cultures from around the world and […]



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