Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 1, 2018

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.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: September 30, 2018

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?

Astronomy Fact of the Day: September 29, 2018

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

Astronomy Fact of the Day: September 27, 2018

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

Astronomy Fact of the Day: September 26, 2018

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

New Game Exhibit Opening October 13

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

Astronomy Fact of the Day: September 25, 2018

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