Astronomy Fact of the Day: January 21, 2019

If you wake up early tomorrow morning you will find the planets Jupiter and Venus close together about 10° above the southeastern horizon. This close pairing is called a conjunction. Learn more about Astronomical conjunctions. *image not to scale

Astronomy Fact of the Day: January 19, 2019

Tonight at 8pm you will find the constellation Taurus directly overhead. Taurus is easily identified by find the V-shape star cluster called the Hyades which represents his nose. Learn more about Taurus the constellation.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: January 18, 2019

If you look in the northeast around 9pm you will see a group of stars that look like the letter “M”. This is the constellation Cassiopeia, the Queen. Learn more about Cassiopeia Image Credit: Till Credner [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Astronomy Fact of the Day: January 17, 2019

Tonight around 7pm you can find the brightest star in the night sky rising in the southeast. This star’s name is Sirius also known as the Dog Star which is part of the constellation Canis Major. Learn more about Sirius Image Credit: Mellostorm [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Astronomy Fact of the Day: January 15, 2019

On the 20th this month a total lunar eclipse will occur. The eclipse will last about 4 hours with totality clocking in at 63 minutes. The entire eclipse will be visible from the Americas. When is the next Lunar Eclipse?

Special Exhibitions, Films and Events Highlight 2019 Schedule

The Saint Louis Science Center is gearing up for an exciting 2019 which will feature two special exhibitions, three OMNIMAX® Theater films and special events. Learn more about these special exhibitions, films and events below. Special Exhibitions • GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World opens on Jan. 19 and runs until April 14. This… Continue reading