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Tag Archive | "astronomy"

Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay Set to Close by University of Chicago

WISN 12 New featuring Yerkes Observatory with the largest refracting telescope in the world in 2013. The Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, owned by the University of Chicago is set for closure. University of Chicago is scheduled to cease operations at the 100 year-old observatory on October 1, 2018. Currently, there is no information […]

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Astronomical Winter Arrives Today at 10:28 AM CST with the Winter Solstice and the Harp Twins

The Winter Solstice is associated the shortest daylight hours of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and occurs this year at 10:28 a.m. CST. Due to the tilt of the earth’s axis and the position of the earth in orbit, the northern hemisphere is tilted further from the sun, and the southern hemisphere is tilted […]

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What Time Does the Blue Moon Rise in Chicago Tonight?

The second full moon for the month of August 2012 will occur on Friday the 31st, which is commonly referred to as a ‘blue moon’. But will it actually be blue? Or even red? A Blue Moon is defined as a Full Moon that occurs a second time in a single month. During August 2012, […]

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Night Sky & Planetarium for Chicago & Arlington Heights, Illinois [Can be Reset Anywhere, Anytime]

CURRENT NIGHT SKY IS REMARKABLE IN FEBRUARY 2012, SEE MORE …
What Was So Special About Chicago’s Beautiful West Night Sky?

Do you want a quick and easy way to see what’s up in the night sky in Chicago? Then click on the star field below that already shows a view looking North. A new window will open. Look for the “Reset time to now” command, upper left. If you want the night sky anywhere in the world, reset the location, upper right.



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A view of the night sky looking north May 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the image to see the dynamic view for May 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

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A view of the night sky looking east August 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the image to see the dynamic view of the night sky for August 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

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A view of the night sky looking east September 9, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Because stars appear to advance from east to west, just like the sun, the sky at 1:08 a.m. on September 9, 2009, except for the moon, is about the same sky at 2:08 a.m. on August 29, 2009. In other words, the stars appear to advance ahead an hour as the year passes by … and the advance seen in one hour on a single night is about the same advance seen 11 days later at the exact same time. Click the image to see the dynamic view of the night sky for September 9, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

The location for the nearest whole numbers for latitude, longitude coordinates for Arlington Heights, Illinois is 42° North and 88° West (42,-88). The location is actually just south of Busse Woods and just southeast of Arlington Heights Road and Biesterfield Road in Elk Grove Village.*

Neave PLANETARIUM … or use the following link for an example head start … A specific preset view of the Neave Planetarium night sky looking north May 29, 2009 at 1:08 a.m. Click the link to see the dynamic view for May 29, 2009, then use the controls to see the current view, or choose another date and time.

Here is the weather section for enjoying the night sky. Using the ‘Night Sky’ section, it’s easy to find constellations, planets and bright stars and learn when they rise and when they set. A planetarium shows the sky, complete with stars, constellations, the Moon and the Sun, for the current date, or you can set the date and time for a future or past dates and times.

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