SKYLINE for October 2014
Compiled by the Noble Planetarium Staff
Upcoming Sky Events
Fort Worth can view two eclipses this month.
A Total Lunar Eclipse on the morning of October 8 from 3:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
A Partial Solar Eclipse on the afternoon of October 23 from 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Join us outside the museum for both of these FREE events!
The Noble Planetarium staff has a long history of eclipse watching. The picture below features a young Don Garland, formally the director of the Noble, at the Total Solar Eclipse of 1970.
Featured from left to right in this photograph: Luis Williams, Jon Dahm, Danny Morrison, Stephen Sebastian, Randy Lambert, Richard Stover, Don Garland.
Junior Texas Astronomical Society, founded 1952 by the Texas Astronomical Society.
Our next Star Party is:
Date: October 4, 2014
Time: Sunset till 11 p.m.
Location: Bob Eden Park in Euless
October 21, 2014
UNT Health Sci. Center Rm 110
What's happening in the Planetarium?
Fall Show times!
Our Planetarium shows will be listed on the Museums Calendar on the website.
Each day will feature two different shows across eight show times. Please check in advance what shows will be showing on the day of your visit. Thanks!
Venus & Mercury – Venus dips behind the Sun from our view for the entire month of October. Mercury briefly appears in the morning sky at the end of October.
Mars – Can be found in the west just over the horizon after sunset. Mars is moving eastward day by day in the sky, and though it will start in the constellation of Scorpious, by the end of October it will be in the constellation of Sagittarius.
Jupiter – Will be visible in the east in the early morning sky by the constellation of Leo the lion. It will stay there all month.
Saturn – Will be near Mars in the southern horizon, but slowly will fade from view in the Sun’s light by the end of October.
First Quarter: October 1
Full Moon: October 8
Last Quarter: October 15
New Moon: October 23
Star Parties for 2014
Sunset till 11 p.m. in the Museum's South Parking lot except in October.
March 8 | April 5 | May 10 | June 7 | July 5 | August 2 | September 6 | October 4, Stars over Euless at Bob Eden Park in Euless | November 1
If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky just go to: http://www.lhs.berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html Uncle Al provides free and easy to use star wheels that you can download and print at home.
For more information about the night sky, contact the Noble Planetarium at 817-255-9409 or email@example.com