The Manitoba Museum presents DOME@HOME, a weekly series of FREE virtual programming inviting Manitobans to explore the universe.
Join Planetarium Astronomer Scott Young every Thursday as we identify constellations and planets in the real sky, discover upcoming celestial events, and look at trending space science and astronomy news.
As pioneering Canadian astronomer Helen Sawyer Hogg always said, “The stars belong to everyone.” Learn how to find your stars and get to know the night sky, every Thursday at 7 pm.
DOME@HOME | JULY 15 | 7 PM CDT
This week, the planet Pluto is at its brightest (though you still need a big telescope to find it). We’ll talk about Pluto’s status as a planet and what it all really means.
Plus, constellations, planets, and other cool space stuff.
DOME@HOME | JULY 22 | 7 PM CDT
This week the nearly-full moon will pass the planets Jupiter and Saturn for several nights. We’ll show you when and where to look to spot these celestial alignments, and also highlight the upcoming South Delta Aquariids meteor shower on July 28 and 29.
DOME@HOME | JULY 29 | 7 PM CDT
Saturn reaches opposition this week – its best and brightest for the year. We’ll show you how to spot it in the sky, and look at some of the latest images from ground-based telescopes and robotic spacecraft.
Plus, the constellations and other cool space stuff.
DOME@HOME | AUGUST 5 | 7 PM CDT
During New Moon, we can’t see the moon in our sky – only the moon’s dark side faces us. It’s a perfect time to also avoid other sources of light (like city lights) and gaze into the depths of space. We’ll highlight the best objects to look for during this summer’s best dark-sky opportunity.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Thursdays, July 2021 | 7:00 PM CDT