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Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Mars Brightest in the Sky During the Month of the Summer Solstice
June 2, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now high in the southwest at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it.  Mars and Saturn are now in the southeast at dusk. As you watch them rise, Mars is to the right and is much brighter.  In fact, this month Mars outshines all of […]

Have Science Fun in the Summer Sun with a Solar Print Kit!
June 1, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

by Marina Torres Texas heat is here, and school’s out for summer. With all that bright sun outside, it’s a great time to play under the open sky. In the spirit of the season, we took science outside with a do-it-yourself kit from our own Museum Store. This super fun and educational solar print kit […]

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Last Chance for Winter Constellations in April
April 4, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Jupiter is now high in the east-southeast at dusk. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it.  Mercury is visible just after sunset this month. Face west at twilight, and look low in the sky over the point where the sun sets. Mercury isn’t as brilliant as Venus or […]

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 […]



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