SKYLINE for November 2014

Compiled by the Noble Planetarium Staff

Upcoming Sky Events

After an exciting October full of sky events, November may seem a little empty. But keep your eyes to the night skies. In November we will have three meteor showers, small as they may be.

Though the average meteor fall for these ranges between 7 and 10 meteors per hours, these showers fall very close to each other which may make for some active crossover.

Our next Star Party is:
November 1, 2014
 Sunset till 11 p.m.
Location:  Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

Fort Worth Astronomical Society

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

November 18, 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 & Mercury – Venus will be faded from view in the Sun’s light for all of November.   Mercury briefly appears in the morning sky at the beginning of November, but disappears again from view by the end of the month.

  • Mars – Can be found in the west just over the horizon after sunset in the constellation of Sagittarius.

  • Jupiter – Will be visible in the east in the early morning sky by the constellation of Leo the lion. It will stay there all month.

  • Saturn – Will be faded from view in the Sun’s light for all of November. In early December it will return in the pre-dawn sky.

Lunar Line-up:             

Full Moon:           November 6

Last Quarter:      November 14

New Moon:         November 22

First Quarter:      November 29

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 at Bob Eden Park in 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 full length feature films over on the Quick Turn Reel Unit, added in Sept. 2005, can hold a two and a half hour movie, weighing in at over 700 pounds and stretching over 9 miles long!

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