Topic: HET Dark Energy Experiment

Leading Astronomer Taft Armandroff Appointed Director of UT's McDonald Observatory

Jan. 14, 2014

McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN, Texas  Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the College of Natural Sciences McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas.

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Moon Passes Mars, Regulus and Saturn May 19-22; High-Resolution Images, HD Animation Available from StarDate Media

May 14, 2010

The bright star Regulus joins the Moon and the planet Mars to form a beautiful lineup high in the southern sky at nightfall May 19-22, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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Mars Brightest for Year, Pairs up with Full Moon Jan. 29

Jan. 27, 2010

One of the skywatching highlights of the year takes place on the night of Jan. 29, as the full Moon and the planet Mars march high across the sky, according to the editors of StarDate magazine. Mars and the Moon are low in the east-northeast at nightfall, with the Red Planet to the left of the Moon. Mars looks like a brilliant orange star.

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Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks Wednesday, Aug. 12; Images and HD Video Available from StarDate Media

Aug. 7, 2009

It's time once again for nature to put on its late-summer fireworks show: the Perseid meteor shower. This year's best viewing will be before dawn on Aug. 12, with a second chance after sunset that night, according to the editors of StarDate magazine.

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