New Planetarium Blog
Current Moon Phase
Provided by U.S. Naval Observatory
Our Solar System
MacDonald Observatory Skytips
2007 Western Alliance Conference
In 2007 we recognize and celebrate events such as the 50th Anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the International Polar Years, and the International Heliophysical Year. These will all converge at the 2007 Western Alliance Conference in Fairbanks, Alaska.
San Francisco Sidewalk Astronomers
Take a look at the charts we've prepared, to help you identify the planets after sunset.
Google Earth - Search, Explore, Discover
Photos of the March 1st Planetarium Event
You should have been there. The event was informative, entertaining, and delicious!
Planetarium Continues Extensive Collaboration with Community
Participants are able to enjoy guided views of the clear night sky at the telescopes with the astronomers. Everyone enjoys the unique evening activities and the opportunity to view so many night sky objects.
Santa Clara County Science Teachers Association
Recently a new SCCSTA Board met at the County Office of Education to prepare new programs for 2004.
Mars Rover In Real Time
There are many interesting websites to view and watch the Mars Rover in action. Some of these websites are in real time and you can view photos taken practically on the spot.
Overfelt Gardens and the Moon Festival
Annually, on the third Sunday in September, rain, wind or shine, Planetarium Director, Gail Chaid and San Jose Astronomical Association members participate in the Overfelt Gardens Moon Festival.
Expressions of Appreciation
We receive numerous letters of appreciation from students and the community on a regular basis. They let us know how thankful and grateful they are to have such a value resource in their community.