Zacheis Planetarium and ASU Observatory

Planetarium

Zacheis Planetarium

Partial Solar Eclipse Oct. 23

Lunar eclipses and Solar eclipses usually occur about two weeks apart:  a lunar eclipse will occur when the Moon is on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun and thus is full, and then a solar eclipse will occur … Continue reading

Total Lunar Eclipse on Oct. 8

In the predawn hours of Oct. 8, Coloradoans will be able to see one of the universes beautiful spectacles: a total lunar eclipse.  Read about it on the Sky Watch page.

observatory

Adams State University Observatory

The open house was clouded out, but tours were given

We had no luck with the weather on Saturday night, but we still had visitors show up, including families with kids, college students, and other community members.  Those who visited got tours of the observatory, discussions of the types of … Continue reading

Autoguiding is now working

We now have the equipment for off-axis guiding, and last night I was able to make the first longer exposures made possible by guiding.  There is still no stacking or bias/flat frame processing, so it will continue to get better.  … Continue reading