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Astronomy Update

Clouds will make stargazing hard this week, and cold temperatures won’t help.  If the clouds break over your town you will be able to see the Orionid Meteor Shower towards the east. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, meteor, moon, Planets, saturn, shower, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

This is the first week that will be particularly cold for overnight star gazing.  If you have a jacket ready you can still see planets well with low light pollution from the moon. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus, weather

Astronomy Update

Clear skies will make stargazing very easy this week.  Venus is not visible for long during the day, but it is very bright and easy to see in the hours before sunrise. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Clouds will make spotting any planets difficult, but the full moon should be easy to spot.  Another full moon is on the way just in time for Halloween. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Look for a thin crescent moon through next week.  That week’s update will come out early on Tuesday to coincide with the fall equinox. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: earth, equinox, fall, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, sun, venus

Astronomy Update

Temperatures will rise through the weekend, but new clouds will make stargazing a little tough this week.  The moon is on its way out so at least we have less light pollution. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

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

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,…