The real stars
In 1826, the astronomer Heinrich Olbers asked, "Why is the sky dark at night?" By his time, physicists had learned enough to realize that, in a stable, infinite universe with an even distribution of stars, the entire universe should gradually heat up.
You will also discover the connection between a rubber band, your refrigerator, and the universe.
Events in the night sky
StarDate is the public education and outreach arm of the University of Texas McDonald Observatory.
English and Spanish radio programs air daily on more than 500 stations.
To make a sky map, enter the latitude and longitude of your observing site and press the "Make Sky Map" button
This site is developed and maintained by John Walker, founder of Autodesk, Inc. and co-author of AutoCAD:
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