Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 25, 2017

Look south tonight around 6 pm and you will find the Moon in the constellation Capricornus. This is one of the oldest of the 88 constellations astronomers use which comes from the Sumerian culture.

Astronomy Fact of the Day: November 24, 2017

Tonight Mercury will reach its greatest eastern elongation. This will be your best chance to see the elusive planet. Tonight you will find Mercury about 6° above the western horizon 45 minutes after sunset.

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