SKYLINE for September 2014

Compiled by the Noble Planetarium Staff

Upcoming Sky Events


This will be a great night to come observe the Moon with our local astronomers and learn amazing facts about our closest neighbor in space.  Lunar expert Ken Murphy will be on hand to explain all the exciting Lunar discoveries we’ve made over the years.

So come enjoy some astronomical fun and maybe win some cool prizes from a trivia quiz or two.

Our next Star Party is:
September 6, 2014
 Sunset till 11 p.m.
Location:  Fort Worth Museum of Science and History South Parking Lot.

Fort Worth Astronomical Society

This local group will help you find the answers to all your astronomy related questions. Come meet them this month.

September 16, 2014
7:00 PM
UNT Health Sci. Center Rm 110

Noble PlanetariumWhat's happening in the Planetarium?

Fall Show times!
Our Planetarium shows will be listed on the Museums Calendar on the website.
Each day will feature two different shows across eight show times. Please check in advance what shows will be showing on the day of your visit. Thanks!

Planetary Postings

  • Venus & Jupiter – Will be bright jewels in the early morning sky, and sit side by side. Venus will be in the constellation of Leo the lion and Jupiter nearby in the constellation of Cancer the crab.

  • Mars & Saturn – Are the lone evening planets this month. On September 28th it may be difficult to see Mars, as the Moon will be rather close to it in the sky. Saturn, Mars, and the Moon make a lovely trio in the sky this month on several evenings.

  • Mercury – is close to the bright star Spica in the early evening as the Sun sets.

Lunar Line-up:             

First Quarter:      September 2

Full Moon:           September 8

Last Quarter:      September 15

New Moon:         September 24

Star Parties for 2014

Sunset till 11 p.m. in the Museum's South Parking lot except in October.

March 8 | April 5 | May 10 | June 7 | July 5 | August 2 | September 6 | October 4, Stars over Euless | November 1

If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky just go to: Uncle Al provides free and easy to use star wheels that you can download and print at home.

For more information about the night sky, contact the Noble Planetarium at 817-255-9409 or

Fun Fact
The rolling loop projector--the heart of the IMAX film system--was invented in the 1960's by Ron Jones, a machinist and camera builder from Brisbane, Australia.

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