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Sky Happenings In July 2017
July 4, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

    The Summer Triangle is high in the east.  This consists of the brightest stars in Cygnus, Lyra, and Aquila.  Scorpius, the Scorpion, is in the south, with the ‘teapot’ of Sagittarius to his left.  Leo, the Lion, sets in the west.  From the Big Dipper’s handle, ‘arc to Arcturus’ and ‘speed on to […]

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 […]

Once in a blue moon: Kick off your Labor Day with the last blue moon ’til 2015
August 31, 2012 · Be The First To Comment

Know what makes this Friday special? It’s not that it’s the start to a glorious three-day weekend (although that certainly helps). Rather, Friday marks the last blue moon you can expect to see until 2015. Now, we don’t want to mislead you. “Blue moons” aren’t so-named because the moon turns azure or gives off a […]

Go Stargazing! August Edition
August 2, 2011 · 4 Comments

Saturn is the only planet visible to the naked eye at night this August.  Face southwest at dusk and you’ll see Saturn near a star of similar brightness—Spica in Virgo.  Saturn is a bit to the right of Spica as you face southwest.   The ringed planet remains well placed for evening viewing and remains in […]



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