Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 4, 2018

Today marked the end of Daylight Saving Time. This means we are now 6 hours behind Universal Time or UT. If an astronomical event is listed in UT just remember to subtract 6 hours for Central Standard Time. Learn more about Daylight Savings Time

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 31, 2018

Halloween is a tradition that dates back to the Celts and Druids of the British Isles who called it Samhain. Astronomically it is a cross-quarter day which is a halfway point between equinoxes and solstices. Learn more about Cross Quater Days

Night Sky Update For The Week of October 30, 2018

This is the Saint Louis Science Center’s NIGHT SKY UPDATE for the week of Tuesday, October 30. Times are given as local St. Louis time in Central Daylight Time (Oct 30 – Nov 3) and Central Standard Time (Nov 4 – Nov 7) due to the time change coming this Sunday. For definitions of terminology… Continue reading

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 30, 2018

On this date in 1938, Orson Wells read “The War of the Worlds” over the radio. This radio drama caused a panic across the east coast, as people believed Martians had landed. Look for Mars tonight in the south. Learn more about the Orson Wells radio drama from 1938

Astronomy Fact of the Day: October 29, 2018

Photo is the apparent sizes of the moons of Mars, Deimos and Phobos, and the Moon as viewed from the surface of their respective planets. Mars has two moons named Phobos and Deimos. Translated these names mean Terror and Fear. You can find Mars in the southern sky around 8pm. Learn facts about Phobos and… Continue reading