astronomy

Astronomy Update

Nights are dipping into the 40s this week, but the moon should be very easy to spot.  Look for planets a few hours after sunset for the warmest conditions. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Metro’s Space Cadet Explorers Take On “Rocky” Mission

Every month MSUM's planetarium is offering a tour of space to get kids interested in astronomy

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Kids from around the metro are getting the chance to see our solar system up close. Every month MSUM’s planetarium is offering a tour of space to get kids interested in astronomy.  This month focused on rocky planets while upcoming months will focus on dwarf planets, moons and gas giants. Each time a kid puts on their…

Astronomy Update for February 5, 2018

When can we see Mars and Jupiter?

Today, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff took a look at the next pass of the International Space Station and showed us when Mars and Jupiter will be visible in the Red River Valley. Categories: Morning – In The Studio, Weather Blog Tags: astronomy, International Space Station, ISS, jupiter, mars, moon, SPACE

Super Blue Blood Moon – What is it?

Explaining Wednesday Morning's Astronomical Wonder

The eye was on the sky Wednesday morning as three astronomical wonders happened at the same time – a Super Moon, a Blue Moon, and a Blood moon. So what exactly does that mean? NASA Scientist Dr. Michelle Thaller said a super moon is when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit and will be bigger and…

Looking for Saturn

KVRR Astronomy Update

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at the stars in an astronomy update: Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, moon, saturn, SPACE, stars, weather

Community Turns Out for Solar Eclipse 2017

At both MSUM and the Zoo, viewing glasses were sold out early, but that didn't stop everyone from sharing with one another

MOORHEAD, Minn. — It’s the phenomenon that hasn’t been seen in the United States for decades. Here in the F-M area, people of all ages had a lot to say about the solar eclipse. There are several solar eclipse viewing parties right here in the F-M area. At MSUM, hundreds of people gathered around, looking at the sun through glasses,…

We Can See Venus

KVRR Astronomy Update

Meteorologist Scott Sincoff takes a look at this week’s moon phase and how you can see Venus in the sky this week: Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, moon, SPACE, venus