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.

Night Sky Update For The Week of Tuesday November 7th

This is the Saint Louis Science Center’s NIGHT SKY UPDATE for the week of Tuesday, November 7. 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 08, 2017

Tonight you will find the constellation Cetus in the south. This is a dim constellation with two bright stars Menkar and Deneb Kaitos. As the year ends you should see another bright star appear between them. This is the variable star Mira.