LOOKING BACK 40 YEARS
March 5th marked 40 years since the Voyager 1 flyby of Jupiter in 1979. This was a landmark accomplishment in space exploration. The sister craft Voyager 2...Read More
In the early hours of January 1st 2019, as people all around the world were celebrating the new year, a small spacecraft named New Horizons was making history at the edge of our Solar System. It...Read More
Stardome educator, David Britten, explores some of the not so known facts about a very well known series.
Since my recent education resource about the names of stars was posted on our website,...Read More
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