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Astronomy

Texas Parks and Wildlife

The first week of April is "International Dark Sky Week."  Dr.

Texas A&M University Physics

Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, says Venus is highly visible in the west, Jupiter can be seen in the south, and Saturn is in the east.  In late July, Mars will be very visible in the western sky.  At that time, all four planets will be visible to the naked eye. Dr. Montgomery says a small telescope or even binoculars will help in viewing the planets, especially in viewing Jupiter's four moons.

Author Arthur C. Clarke once said, "Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." Science fiction has become a huge part of our culture today - humanoid aliens are often featured on television and in movies, but life out there may not be anything near what we imagine. 

Texas A&M College of Science

Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M-Commerce Planetarium, recently took a group of astronomy students to Great Britain, where among other sites, they visited the Royal Observatory and viewed an exhibition of the best astronomy photos of 2017.  With the total solar eclipse coming up August 21, Dr.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Summer nights are great for star gazing, and Dr. Kent Montgomery, director of the Texas A&M University-Commerce Planetarium, comments on an article citing the top six astronomical events of the summer.

Close Encounters of the Rock Kind

Apr 12, 2012

A local man should know later today whether or not he’s found an object that’s out of this world, or just a rock.