June Astronomy

June Astronomy

May 30, 2018| Categories: Mark Breen, Planetarium News, Skywatch Almanac Astronomy

The planets are prominent in the skies this month, with Venus at its highest for 2018, Jupiter dazzlingly bright in the south, Saturn reaching its best late in the month, and Mars becoming fabulously bright, rising by 11 o’clock by late in the month.  Our shortest nights still feature some great star gazing, starting with the Summer Triangle rising in the east – Vega, highest and brightest in the northeast, Deneb nearer the horizon, and Altair to their right, all three wading within the returning Milky Way, climbing higher above the eastern horizon, stretching south to the Scorpion.  The Big Dipper makes its descent into the northwest.

Learn about the stars tonight in the Eye on the Night Sky

 

 

 

The Full “Strawberry” Moon slides just above Saturn on the 27th.

We will be previewing all of our new planetarium shows for Father’s Day week on Monday, June 18th through Wednesday, June 20thwith our full summer schedule starting on Monday June 25th.

SHOW PREVIEW: June 18th through June 20th

  • 12:30 – Rosetta: A Lifetime Discovery (25 minutes)
  • 1:30 – New Live Show, TBA (25 minutes)
  • 3:30 – New Live Show, TBA (25 minutes)

SUMMER SCHEDULE: Starting June 25th through September 3rd

Monday to Friday

  • 11:00 – New Live Show, TBA (apx 25 minutes)
  • 12:00 – What’s Up! Your Sky Tonight (apx 25 minutes)
  • 1:00 – New Live Show, TBA (apx 25 minutes)
  • 2:30 – What’s Up! Your Sky Tonight (apx 25 minutes)
  • 3:30 – Rosetta: A Lifetime Discovery (apx 25 minutes)

Saturday & Sunday

  • 12:30 – Rosetta: A Lifetime Discovery (apx 25 minutes)
  • 1:30 – Venus: Earth’s Sister? (apx 45 minutes)
  • 3:30 – What’s Up! Your Sky Tonight (apx 25 minutes)

Tags: Fairbanks Museum, Mark Breen Skywatch