SPACE

UND Gives Kids The Chance To Try Out Aerospace Technology

The department will be hosting an Air Race Classic on June 23rd.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University Of North Dakota Aerospace Community Day is getting kids in the pilot seat and into dozens of careers using VR technology, real life space suits for NASA, and flight simulators. I even tried my hand at becoming a pilot in one of the simulations. While my chances of becoming a pilot are slim, staff…

Sen. Kevin Cramer and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine Tour UND, Grand Sky

They held a town hall with space studies students

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Grand Forks is considered the place to be for space exploration. Sen. Kevin Cramer invited NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for a tour. For students in UND’s space studies program, there’s something fascinating about the night sky. “Being able to look at the stars at night is just amazing, using my telescope to look at galaxies, planets,…

West Fargo Astronaut Talks About His ‘Out of This World’ Job with Local Kids

It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission putting man on the moon and a local astronaut is sharing his experience at NASA and in space with local kids

WEST FARGO, N.D.– A West Fargo High School graduate is talking about seeing something less than one percent of people have seen: space. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission putting man on the moon and a local astronaut is sharing his experience at NASA and in space with local kids. “What’s your favorite part about being in…

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

With the frigid temperatures this week, stargazing outside for long is not the safest.  Not much has changed, but in the mornings we are seeing more planets rise just before the sun. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, jupiter, mars, moon, SPACE, venus

Astronomy Update

Clouds that stick around through next week prevent great stargazing for the start of November.  Even if it were more clear, with a lot of planets hidden it would be hard to find more than two easily.  The moon is dimming this week, so any break in the clouds will have less light pollution. Tags: jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, saturn,…