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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 […]

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, […]

Making the Stars: A Brief History of the Burke Baker Planetarium
February 2, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

In July of 1964, the Houston Museum of Natural Science opened its new museum in Hermann Park with modest exhibit space and the Burke Baker Planetarium. A state-of-the-art Spitz Space Transit Planetarium dominated the theater’s center with its flat floor and a few slide projectors. Two star balls connected by cages, swinging in a yoke, […]

Go Stargazing! September Edition
September 2, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Venus and Mars have left Saturn behind in the night sky (check out my earlier blog on the position of the planets). You can spot the star Spica in between Mars and Venus during this time of year. (Spica is similar to Mars in brightness and closer to Venus than to Mars).   Cloud structure in The Venusian […]



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