ARIZONA STAR TALES - NOTE: Until further notice, all events have been cancelled and no requests are being accepted at this time due to the pandemic
'Nebulas - Where Stars Are Born!' was the topic for this month's 'Explore The Night Sky' at South Mountain Environmental Education Center. We talked about the types of nebulas, how we can tell if they're moving and in what direction, what types of stars are made from them, and even had audience volunteers help us demonstrate how light interacts with electrons which allows astronomers to determine what nebulas are made of! Then, we went out into the clear, crisp desert evening and viewed the Orion Nebula through our telescopes. Another fun public event with the South Mountain Environmental Education Center! We hope to see you during our next public event there on 24 March for 'Constellations - Maps of the Night Sky'.