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March 21, 2019 - Ohio Skylites

March 21, 2019
O-H-I-O on sunset-lit dome

March 20 - First day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere

March 21 at 1:43 UTC - Full moon - Super "worm" moon

In our evening sky, Mars is in the west at sunset near the Pleiades

In the early morning sky, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus brighten the eastern sky before sunrise.

Comet 64P Wirtanen

December 7, 2018
Comet 46P's coma extends more than 45 arcminutes in this picture taken on November 26, 2018. Gerald Rhemann (Namibia)

On December 16th, Comet 64P Wirtanen will pass the Earth at 12 million kilometers away. It may become as bright as 3rd magnitude. The diffuse coma and a nearly full Moon will make observations difficult.

The associated image: Comet 46P's coma extends more than 45 arcminutes in this picture taken on November 26, 2018. Gerald Rhemann (Namibia) From Sky and Tel.

 

 

 

The OSU Planetarium has a New Name!

April 16, 2015
OSU Planetarium in 1968 with Prof. Arne Slettebak

At their April 10 meeting, the Ohio State University Board of Trustees in recognition of contributions to the College of Arts and Sciences by Gerald and Ann Newsom and David and Sheryl Price, approved the planetarium’s official new name: the Arne Slettebak Planetarium.

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