SKYLINE for Spring 2015
Compiled by the Noble Planetarium Staff
Upcoming Sky Events
Happy New Year to all sky watchers! I hope this year brings many clear nights and fun sky adventures! It will definitely be a fun Solar and Lunar year, what with the eclipses we can view from Texas in 2015. Here are the details of those eclipses.
April 4th, 2015: Partial Lunar Eclipse from 4AM - 7AM
September 28th, 2015: Total Lunar Eclipse from 7:30PM - 12:30AM
Fort Worth Astronomical Society
This local group will help you find the answers to all your astronomy related questions.
Look online on their webpage:
What's happening in the Planetarium?
If you haven’t had a chance to see the Black Holes show on Sundays, we’ve added something new to your viewing experience. Ever heard of autotune?
Look online for details about these shows:
Venus & Mercury – Venus and Mercury appear faintly above the western horizon at sunset throughout most of January.
Mars – Can be found in the west over the horizon after sunset in the constellation of Aries the ram. Mars will then move into and then out of the constellation of Aquarius by the end of January.
Jupiter – Will be visible in the east in the early morning sky between the constellations of Leo the lion and Cancer the crab. It will stay there all month.
Saturn - Is returning to the pre-dawn sky early this month in the constellation of Libra the scale.
Full Moon: January 4
Last Quarter: January 13
New Moon: January 20
First Quarter: January 27
Star Parties return in March 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org