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#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall
#TBT and #BTS with MOAS Executive Director, Andrew Sandall Thu, May 07, 2020 By Andrew Sandall, MOAS Executive Director This week I'm sharing a couple of photos from the construction of what is today the Lowell and Nancy Lohman Family Planetarium. The first is a shot from February 20, 2014 that shows the planetarium and wh... Read More

Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter
Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter Wed, Nov 13, 2019 Save the Date! Be sure to join us for the outdoor FREE event - Night Sky Viewing Party - Conjunction of Venus and Jupiter on Saturday, November 23 [5-8PM]. *Weather Permitting* Additional programming will include "The Sky Tonight" show in the Lohman... Read More

Over and Out: Mercury on the Move this Fall 2019
Over and Out: Mercury on the Move this Fall 2019 Tue, Oct 29, 2019 Monday, November 11, 2019 From 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., MOAS will be celebrating the transit of Mercury. Weather permitting, a special solar telescope will be in the MOAS courtyard for safe viewing throughout the event. In the Planetarium, a live stre... Read More

Deep Space Debunking
Deep Space Debunking Mon, Jan 14, 2019 2019 will usher in a new celebration of science fiction in the MOAS Planetarium. We are excited to bring a series of influential sci-fi motion pictures to our dome, taking advantage of the unique and intimate layout of the Planetarium facility. The P... Read More

ICON and Space News (Volume 1)
ICON and Space News (Volume 1) Fri, Nov 23, 2018 On November 2nd, I had the opportunity to participate in a media event for the launch of the ICON spacecraft at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. During a two-year mission, the Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will study the frontier ... Read More

Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Wed, Jul 11, 2018 A special event will delight night sky observers this summer: the opposition of Mars. Opposition is sort of a fancy way of saying that Mars will be on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun, so we will have an alignment of the three objects in s... Read More

The (Re)Making of a Museum
The (Re)Making of a Museum Wed, Mar 28, 2018 With the opening of the new guest services expansion, the Museum of Arts & Sciences vaulted to the position of one of the largest museums in the Southeast. Read More

Gravitational Waves from Space Make a Big Splash in Astronomy
Gravitational Waves from Space Make a Big Splash in Astronomy Wed, Nov 01, 2017 A colossal story recently slipped through the cracks of the busy news cycle but has been making big waves in the scientific community. Officially reported on October 16th, 2017, but actually occurring back on August 17th, a major milestone was reach... Read More

Greetings from the Great American Eclipse
Greetings from the Great American Eclipse Wed, Oct 18, 2017 When the dark umbral shadow of the moon raced over the United Stations on August 21st, 2017, it was a celestial spectacle that millions of people flocked to witness. Dubbed the Great American Eclipse, this was a rare occurrence when the moon complete... Read More

The Great American Eclipse
The Great American Eclipse Thu, Aug 10, 2017 One of the most incredible natural spectacles that can be witnessed by humans will take place across the entire continental United States this summer. Stretching from Oregon to South Caroline, The Great American Eclipse will plunge a swath of the U.S... Read More

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