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Gateway to the Stars: June 2017

Posted June 1, 2017

Gateway to the Stars is our monthly exploration of the night sky's interesting sights and events. This month, we begin greeting the summer constellations. The summer section of the sky includes many lovely views for our warmer nights, including the milky

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Night Vision: Pluto

Posted June 1, 2017

On July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto, coming within 7,800 miles of its surface. Moving so fast that it could speed from Los Angeles and New York in about four minutes, New Horizons gathered as much

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Night Vision: Exotic Moons

Posted June 1, 2017

Everybody memorizes the Solar System’s eight planets in elementary school, and we learn that each world has something going for it.  Mars is rusty red and has a really tall mountain.  Jupiter is big and has a giant storm.  Saturn

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Night Vision: Saturn

Posted June 1, 2017

Saturn, the second largest of thr gas giant worlds of the outer solar system, is a unique and intriguing world. 95 times more massive than Earth, is density is only one eighth of ours. Composed largely of hydrogen and helium,

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Night Vision: Reasons for the Seasons

Posted June 1, 2017

In Night Vision Reason for the Seasons, we will explore how astronomical motions create yearly cycles, the effects of which range from changes in the sky, to changes in weather and temperature here on the surface, to illuminating the inner chambers

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