Today the moon reached its last quarter phase. This is a good time to do some daytime moon viewing. The moon with set by 2:29pm so you can look for it any time before then. Learn more about the lunar phases
Aside from objects in space, backyard observers can enjoy atmospheric phenomena such as rainbows. These displays are called atmospheric optics of which there are many. Learn more about Atmospheric Optics.
We live in an age in which we know there are planets beyond our solar system. To date, 3,778 exoplanets have been confirmed with a few thousand more waiting on confirmation. Why is it called an exoplanet?
To date, Voyager 1 is the only spacecraft to leave the solar system. There are four others with trajectories that are interstellar. These are Voyager 2, Pioneer 10 and 11 and New Horizons. Learn about Pioneer 10 & 11
The International Space Station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes. This allows astronauts and cosmonauts aboard ISS to see 16 sunsets a day. Get news about the ISS
Haumea is another dwarf planet located in the Kuiper Belt and is about the same size as Pluto. A day on Haumea is only 4 hours long. This fast rotation distorts the shape of Haumea. Learn about Haumea
Exhibit developed by the Science Center opens Oct. 13 ST. LOUIS, MO. (Sept. 25, 2018) –The Saint Louis Science Center will open a new exhibition, GameXPloration, on Saturday, Oct. 13. The 7,500-square-foot exhibition will feature a multitude of experiences that explore how games impact our lives and what they reveal about us through the lenses… Continue reading
Tonight if you look northeast around midnight you will see a pentagon shape of stars. This is Auriga the Charioteer. The brightest star you see in this constellation is Capella which turns out is a four star system. Learn about Capella
Connect to a universe of games in our latest free interactive exhibit, GameXPloration opening October 13. Showcasing games and gaming, from board games to video games to virtual reality. GameXPloration welcomes visitors to a universe of games, a universe that does not follow the dimensions of space and time, where you will play to learn and… Continue reading
The Kuiper Belt is home to Pluto, 2014MU69 and other large icy bodies. It is also a source of comets that take less than 200 years to orbit the sun. These are called short period comets. Learn about Short Period Comets