SKYLINE for June 2013
Compiled by the Noble Planetarium Staff
Upcoming Sky Events
Take time this Summer to explore the less light polluted skies in your area.
Visit http://www.observingsites.com/ds_tx.htm to find all the listed Dark Sky sites in Texas.
The two from the local list I would recommend are:
Fort Griffin State Park and Hubbard, TX
Both locations hold Star Parties, both have camping sites. Fort Griffin even has its events listed on Facebook. If you don’t have time to travel to those locations, join us instead!
Our next Star Party is:
Date: June 15, 2013
Time: Sunset till 11 PM
Location: Fort Worth Museum of Science and Hist. South Parking Lot.
Fort Worth Astronomical Society
This local group will help you find the answers to all your astronomy related questions. Come meet them on:
June 17, 2013 - 7:00 PM
UNT Health Sci. Center Rm 110
What's happening in the Planetarium?
ELVIS LASER LIGHT SHOW
Early rock and roll combined the sounds of American southern rhythm and blues with country western and gospel with heavy emphasis on Elvis.
Mercury & Venus – Will be high above Venus on the western horizon for most of the month of June. On June 21st Venus and Mercury will switch places, and Venus will be the higher of the pair.
Mars – Mars is briefly visible over the eastern horizon just before the Sun rises each day this month.
Jupiter – Does not budge above the horizon this month, rather it sinks further below as we continue in the month of June.
Saturn – Is still the Star of the sky, by being the only visible planet in the sky from sunset till late. Still in the constellation of Virgo, Saturn stays close to the bright star Spica all summer.
Last Quarter: June 1
New Moon: June 8
First Quarter: June 16
Full Moon: June 24
Dates for 2013:
June 15 July 13 August 10 September 14 October 5 November 9
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