Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 18, 2018

Uranus and Neptune are the only two planets in our solar system that require a telescope or binocular to see. They are currently found in the constellations Aries and Aquarius. Learn more about the Ice Giants

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 17, 2018

Today in 1956, Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama. In 1992 she served as mission specialist on the space shuttle Endeavour during which she became the first African American woman in space. Learn more about Mae Jemison

Night Sky Update For The Week of October 16, 2018

This is the Saint Louis Science Center’s NIGHT SKY UPDATE for the week of Tuesday, October 16. All times are given as local St. Louis time (Central Daylight Time). For definitions of terminology used in the night sky update, click the highlighted text. Information updated weekly or as needed. Join us for our next star… Continue reading

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 15, 2018

Today in 1997 NASA launched the Cassini/Huygens mission. After 20 years of operation, 13 of which were in orbit around Saturn, Cassini plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere ending its time in space. Learn more about Cassini/Huygens

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 13, 2018

Image Credit: WP CC BY-SA 3.0 *Distances not to scale in image Planets are visible to backyard observers because they reflect sunlight. Five of these are visible to the unaided eye. They are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Explore our Solar System

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 11, 2018

Today in 1968 Apollo 7 launched from launch complex 34. This manned mission tested the Block II CSM and conducted the first live television broadcast from a US spacecraft. Learn more about Apollo 7