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Gibbous-Moon SkyDome: International Observe the Moon Night - International Observe the Moon Night Saturday Sept. 6, 2014 Woolly Hollow State Park 8pm – 10pm (Weather Permitting) Come look through our telescopes for a closeup view of our Moon and learn some of its major features.  Free.   To … Continue reading
lsprites Lightning Sprites over Missouri - On the evening of Sept 1 & 2nd storms over Missouri produced lighting sprites that were picked up by the MeteorCam. Lightning Sprites are large-scale electrical discharges that occur high above thunderstorm clouds and are triggered by positive lightning strikes between … Continue reading
lunarEclipse04_15_2014 Best Arkansas Astronomical Events to End 2014 - The Best Arkansas Astronomical Events to End 2014  September 05- Venus passes 0.7 degrees from the bright star Regulus. 09- The final Full “Super” Moon (3 of 3) for 2014 occurs at 1:39 UT, just 22 hours after perigee. 22- The Fall Equinox occurs at … Continue reading
Big Dipper - Late summer and early fall is probably the most challenging time of year for observers south of the mid-northern latitudes to spot the big dipper.   Arkansas is far enough north though, that only a portion of the constellation Ursa … Continue reading
The Summer Triangle The Summer Triangle - During the warm days of late summer, as the sky grows dark, the Milky Way galaxy can been seen as a faint glow across the top of the sky.  Straddling across the Milky Way, near the top of the sky, is … Continue reading
The new studies show that this distant object looks surprisingly like the comparatively nearby pair of colliding galaxies known as [...]
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NASA has completed a complex series of tests on one of the largest composite cryogenic fuel tanks ever manufactured, bringing [...]
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On Aug. 24, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:16 a.m. EDT. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory [...]
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This is its last major crossing en route to becoming the first probe to make a close encounter with distant [...]
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NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft swept past Neptune exactly 25 years ago, revealing that this distant blue-hued planet is far more [...]
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