Night Sky Update For The Week of Tuesday November 14th

This is the Saint Louis Science Center’s NIGHT SKY UPDATE for the week of Tuesday, November 14. All times are given as local St. Louis time (Central Standard 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

Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 16, 2017

The Leonid meteor shower peaks on November 17 for N. American observers. Your best chance to see this meteor shower will be around 3 am on November 17 and 18. The Moon will be a waning crescent so it will not interfere.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 14, 2017

The star Polaris is currently the North Star. The Earth wobbles on its axis in a motion known as precession. Because of this the star Vega will be the North Star in 12,000 years. You can see Vega in the west around 6 pm.