Astronomy Fact of the Day: June 24, 2018

Earth’s moon is the 5th largest in the solar system. It is Earth’s only natural satellite which came from a chance collision between Earth and another planetary body when the Earth was still young.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: June 21, 2018

Today is the summer solstice marking the beginning of summer. At 1:03pm the sun will reach its maximum altitude for the year as seen from St. Louis. The solar altitude at this time will be 74.6°.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: June 19, 2018

If you look towards the zenith around 11pm you will find a bowtie shape of stars. This is the body of the constellation Hercules. It will be between the Summer Triangle and the kite shape of Bootes.

Night Sky Update For The Week of June 19, 2018

This is the Saint Louis Science Center’s NIGHT SKY UPDATE for the week of Tuesday, June 19. 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