Over millenia the Moon has been the focus of countless songs, poems, stories - romantic, scary, and everything in between. This bright silvery orb has fired the human imagination since the very...Read More
Are you familiar with the names Giuseppe Piazzi, Heinrich Olbers* and Karl Harding? These eminent astronomers discovered the four largest celestial bodies immediately beyond Mars between 1801 and...Read More
Although the Mars opposition and closest approach were in late July, the planet still looks spectacular and will remain brighter than Jupiter for all of August. To the eye, a brilliant orange...Read More
This month, Mars will come the closest to Earth it will be for the next 17 years, making it bigger and brighter than usual.
Both Earth and Mars follow elliptical (oval-shaped) orbits around the...Read More
Stardome educator, David Britten, breaks down how science educators can help explain the (almost!) unexplainable.
The subject of black holes has a fascination that attracts children and adults...Read More
For millennia, humankind have looked to the night skies and simply wondered. In a way, the familiar and seemingly unchanging patterns in the night sky connect peoples from all around the globe....Read More
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most well-known features of the gas giant. At almost one and a half times the size of Earth, the storm has been known to exist since at least the 17th...Read More
As you are reading this, there is currently a small spacecraft out in space called Juno. Juno is orbiting the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. A fitting name, considering Juno is...Read More