20,000 Light Years Across the Galaxy

148 years ago, Jules Verne’s classic sci-fi novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea speculated on the wonders and dangers to be found in the oceans of Earth.   This year’s Theatre of the Mind production updates that story to a space-going future.  Captain Nemo commands the most advanced spacecraft in the universe, the…

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Once in a Blue Moon – Twice in the Same Year!

When we have two full moons in a single month, the second one is called a blue moon.   It is a fairly infrequent phenomenon.  This Saturday, March 31, is not only a blue moon … it’s the second blue moon we will experience this year (the first happened on January 31st).   The…

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Be a Part of Real Astronomical Discoveries!

You can play an important part in astronomy research right from your own computer — and in other fields as well.  Zooniverse is a portal to Citizen Science Research, projects that need lots of people to help interpret data for professional researchers.  You don’t need any special training or background…

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Join Us for the Official Premiere of the New Projector!

Brighter, sharper images and more vivid colors are on their way to our Planetarium dome, courtesy of a new Digitalis BarcoF90-4K13 DLP projector.   This new equipment will double the resolution over that provided by our current projector, now over 10 years old. From February 26 to March 2, we will not…

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Our Future’s So Bright … But Don’t Wear Shades. You’ll Want to See Every Pixel!

The view is about to get even better at the Casper Planetarium dome. At the end of February, we will be upgrading our system with a new Digitalis projector. This new projector will step up our image resolution from 1K to 2K, which means twice as many pixels in the…

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