Sky Theater

Astronomy expert to speak at UNT Sky theater

The stars that travel outside of the solar system and have one or more planets circling them, dubbed exoplanets, can be spotted even by amateur astronomers. 

Dennis M. Conti, chairman of the American Association of Variable Star Observers' exoplanet section, will teach amateurs how to see them during a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at UNT's Sky Theater at 1704 W. Mulberry St. 

He'll also talk about how to find and share data about the search for life on other planets. Scientists believe some exoplanets could potentially harbor life. 

The event is free and open to the public,...

See The Universe At Sky Theater At UNT Planetarium

Tue, Apr 18, 2017 - 7:25am

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…well actually it was only about 20 years ago at the  Environmental Science Building on the University of North Texas campus in Denton, The Sky Theater was opened.

The 40-foot domed theater can take you on a journey around the solar system and beyond through the magic of the Digistar V projection system.

“I could fly to Jupiter real quick if I wanted to and we’d kind of orbit around it like we were a satellite.  If I want to zoom out and go outside of the galaxy, I can fly outside of the galaxy and look back down on the Milky...