Lake Afton Observatory http://kmuw.org en See 'Moons, Rings And Other Things' This Father's Day Weekend http://kmuw.org/post/see-moons-rings-and-other-things-fathers-day-weekend <p></p><p>The Lake Afton Observatory is holding a special Father's Day weekend event called Moons, Rings, and Other Things.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 15:50:51 +0000 Hugo Phan 18373 at http://kmuw.org See 'Moons, Rings And Other Things' This Father's Day Weekend It's Your First And Last Chance To See This Comet http://kmuw.org/post/its-your-first-and-last-chance-see-comet <p>A comet named Pan-STARRS&nbsp;is visiting our part of the solar system and will be visible in the Northern Hemisphere for a couple of weeks.</p><p>The comet was discovered in June 2011 by a team of observers in Hawaii while doing a routine sweep of the sky and they named the comet after the telescope they were using.</p><p>Greg Novacek, director of the Lake Afton Observatory, says hopeful observers should look west.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 10:37:37 +0000 Milt Radford 14015 at http://kmuw.org It's Your First And Last Chance To See This Comet Mars Visible Now, But Not For Long http://kmuw.org/post/mars-visible-now-not-long <p>Now through mid-May, the mysterious red planet of Mars will be visible through the Lake Afton Observatory&rsquo;s telescope.</p><p>Since early 2010, Mars has been too far away to observe much detail.</p><p>But about every 26 months, Mars is on the same side of the Sun as Earth and within viewing distance of 100 million miles.</p><p>Visible details will include the planet&rsquo;s white polar cap as well as black areas of the mostly red-soiled terrestrial planet.</p><p>For this occasion, the observatory is presenting a special program tomorrow and Saturday evenings beginning at 8:30 p.m.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 18:31:53 +0000 607 at http://kmuw.org Mars Visible Now, But Not For Long http://kmuw.org/post/mars-visible-now-not-long-0 <p>Now through mid-May, the mysterious red planet of Mars will be visible through the Lake Afton Observatory&rsquo;s telescope.</p><p>Since early 2010, Mars has been too far away to observe much detail.</p><p>But about every 26 months, Mars is on the same side of the Sun as Earth and within viewing distance of 100 million miles.</p><p>Visible details will include the planet&rsquo;s white polar cap as well as black areas of the mostly red-soiled terrestrial planet.</p><p>For this occasion, the observatory is presenting a special program tomorrow and Saturday evenings beginning at 8:30 p.m.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 05:00:00 +0000 855 at http://kmuw.org