The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 2, 2013

Planetarium to focus on Saturn

By Bob Killam
Enid News and Eagle

— Phases of the moon for February are:

• Feb. 3: Last quarter.

• Feb. 10: New moon.

• Feb. 17: First quarter.

• Feb. 25: Full moon (Wolf Moon, Snow Moon, Hunger Moon).


The Northern Oklahoma College Mackie Planetarium will be open to the public at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

Admission is free, but a donation of a canned good or non-perishable food item for Horn of Plenty would be appreciated.

The program for February is “Ring Planet: The Cassini Project,” a flat screen program about the planet Saturn and some of its moons. The night also features a full-dome program of Enid’s winter night sky.

Weather permitting, the observatory will be open for viewing objects in the night sky.


Every Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting, the observatory will be open to the public. Sessions start at 6:30 p.m. Large groups planning to visit the observatory or planetarium should call 548-2399 to schedule an appointment.

Killam is resident astronomer and astronomical league coordinator for Leonardo’s Star Quest Astronomy Club and director of the NOC observatory.