Zacheis Planetarium and ASU Observatory


Zacheis Planetarium

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.

Fall semester planetarium programs

Ok, I’m running pretty late here, I’ll admit that.  But to be complete, we’re showing movies on Thursday evenings at 7:00 and 7:45 and Friday afternoons at 4:30 and 5:15.  As of this writing, the schedule of programs, available on … Continue reading


Adams State University Observatory

More photos

Another step up, these were taken using CCDOps’ “Track and Accumulate” feature.  It provides better signal-to-noise ratio, but it also introduces something it calls “correlated noise”.  Improved polar alignment should help with that, since I’ll be able to make longer … Continue reading

Aerial Photo

Mike Henderson shared a fantastic aerial photo he took this afternoon with a quad-copter. It almost makes us look like we’re out in the middle of nowhere. Almost…