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Asteroid Gives Earth a Near-Miss

Asteroid 2012 TC4, a space rock about the size of a house, whizzed by Earth in the early morning hours last Thursday (Oct. 12). NASA scientists had been monitoring 2012 TC4 for the past five years with expectations that it would eventually fly close by Earth. While there was never any concern that it would Read More…

Eclipse Party Wrap Up: What to do with Your Eclipse Glasses

Experiencing the total solar eclipse last week was a thing of beauty. Now that this momentous event has passed, you might be wondering how you can still have more eclipse fun or what to do with those awesome eclipse glasses you got after attending the Solar Eclipse Viewing party at the Moonrise. We have some Read More…

What is a Solar Eclipse?

Everyone is talking about the upcoming solar eclipse – us included! On August 21st, 2017, we will be able to witness a rare total solar eclipse. The path of this eclipse will pass directly through St. Louis, so you know the Moonrise Hotel will be celebrating! As we prepare for the exciting sights, we wondered Read More…

How Many Moons in Our Solar System?

Sure, you probably know plenty about Earth’s moon. You probably know that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon in 1969. You probably even know that the gravitational pull of the moon affects the waves in the ocean. But, did you know that there are over a hundred moons in our solar system? Some planets have Read More…