Category: StarGazing

November Astronomy Almanac

November Astronomy Almanac

Posted: October 31, 2015| Categories: Observing, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, StarGazing, Uncategorized

Early risers enjoy the planets and the Moon Astronomy Highlights November sees a return to Standard Time, (on the 1st), and starts with a the continuing display of the morning planets Venus, Mars, and Jupiter. Through the month they will spread apart, but remain in view. Saturn starts the month… Read More
October Astronomy Almanac

October Astronomy Almanac

Posted: October 1, 2015| Categories: Observing, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, StarGazing

Astronomy Highlights October nights lengthen, welcoming a great view of the Milky Way arched from southwest to northeast, its subtle beauty anchored by the Summer Triangle in the southwest, and the rising star Capella in the northeast. Saturn sinks low into the southwest through the month, but it is the… Read More
September Astronomy Highlights

September Astronomy Highlights

Posted: September 3, 2015| Categories: Observing, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, Space Science, StarGazing

A Total Lunar Eclipse of the Harvest Moon Earlier evenings feature the Big Dipper sinking lower into the northwestern skies, while the broad, faint path of the Milky Way arches from northeast to southwest.  The Summer Triangle lingers above, while the eastern skies are relatively absent of bright stars.  Saturn… Read More
Perseid Party at Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation

Perseid Party at Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation

Posted: July 28, 2015| Categories: Learning, Observing, Planetarium News, StarGazing

RAIN DATE August 12, 2015  – Peak at the Perseids at a special star party with The Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation and Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium! Mark Breen, Director of the Fairbanks Museum’s planetarium, will be guiding us through the night sky on VPR – all you need to do… Read More
July Astronomy Almanac

July Astronomy Almanac

Posted: June 30, 2015| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

The Crescent Moon slides just below Venus on the 18th, as Jupiter looks on. (The Moon is enlarged) July’s evenings arrive late, though the days do get a little shorter.  Jupiter and Venus continue their spectacular meeting, though sinking into the twilight, and lost in the Sun’s glare by month’s… Read More

The May Sun and Moon

Posted: May 5, 2015| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

Moon Phases for the Month of May May 3rd: Full “Flower Moon” May 11th: Last Quarter Moon May 18th: New Moon May 25th: First Quarter Moon Sunrise and Sunset in May Sunrise May 1     5:41AM EDT Sunset May 1       7:55 PM EDT Length of Day   14h… Read More

May Astronomy Almanac

Posted: May 5, 2015| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

May welcomes the return of some of the brighter summer stars, including Vega in the northeast, and Antares in the southeast.   High in the south, Leo the Lion prowls toward the southwest through the month, identified by the “backwards question mark” that forms his head, mane, and shoulders. High in… Read More

April Skywatch Almanac: Astronomy

Posted: April 9, 2015| Categories: Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy, StarGazing

Here’s what to watch for in the April night sky: Orion’s stars, so familiar for the past several months, are now sinking into the twilight.  The spring stars may not dazzle in comparison, yet the Big Dipper is placed high in the northeast, Leo, the Lion champions the southern skies,… Read More