The Night Sky

The Night Sky - Tales of the Dipper
The Night Sky - Tales of the Dipper
Darrell Heath of the UA Little Rock College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, dives into the story of the big and little dipper and how to spot it. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky
The Night Sky - America's Total Solar Eclipse (August 21, 2017)
The Night Sky - America's Total Solar Eclipse (August 21, 2017)
Darrell Heath of the UALR Department of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, explores this year's total solar eclipse of the sun that can be seen on August 21, 2017! ualr.edu/tv/night-sky
The Night Sky - Telescopes: A Buyer's Guide
The Night Sky - Telescopes: A Buyer's Guide
Darrell Heath of the UALR Department of Arts, Letters, and Sciences goes through the pros and cons of the various kinds of telescopes you may want to use. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky
The Night Sky - Five Amazing Facts About the Moon!
The Night Sky - Five Amazing Facts About the Moon!
Darrell Heath of the UALR Department of Arts, Letters, and Sciences outlines five facts you may not know about our moon. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky
The Night Sky - Telescopes at the Central Arkansas Public Library
The Night Sky - Telescopes at the Central Arkansas Public Library
Darrell Heath of the Department of Arts, Letters, and Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock details how to use the telescopes available for rent at the Central Arkansas Public Library. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky
The Night Sky - The Crow, the Cup, and the Water Snake
The Night Sky - The Crow, the Cup, and the Water Snake
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, tells the story behind the Greek constellations of Corvus the crow, Crater the cup, and Hydra the water snake. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky twitter.com/ualrtv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Celestial Swarm
The Night Sky - Celestial Swarm
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences explores some star clusters that can be spotted in the month of March! ualr.edu/tv/night-sky twitter.com/ualrtv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Meteorites at UALR
The Night Sky - Meteorites at UALR
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences sits down with Dr. Tony Hall of the UALR Physics and Astronomy Department to explore UALR's finest collection of space rocks. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky facebook.com/ualrtv twitter.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - In Celebration of the Moon
The Night Sky - In Celebration of the Moon
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Science explores two lunar events this month, including the harvest supermoon on September 27th! ualr.edu/tv/night-sky twitter.com/ualrtv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - The Perseid Meteor Shower
The Night Sky - The Perseid Meteor Shower
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences, explores the phenomenon of meteor showers, as well as when and where to look this August for the famous Perseid meteor shower! ualr.edu/tv/night-sky twitter.com/ualrtv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Pluto and the Planetary Blues
The Night Sky - Pluto and the Planetary Blues
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences explores the planetary body on the outskirts of our solar system, Pluto! ualr.edu/tv/night-sky twitter.com/ualrtv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Satellite Nights
The Night Sky - Satellite Nights
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences talks about satellites and how to spot such orbiters as the International Space Station! ualr.edu/tv/night-sky twitter.com/ualrtv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - The Hubble Space Telescope
The Night Sky - The Hubble Space Telescope
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences explores the history of the telescope, and delves into the many important discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope. ualr.edu/tv facebook.com/ualrtv twitter.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Hooray for Mr. Messier
The Night Sky - Hooray for Mr. Messier
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences takes a step back in time to profile Charles Messier, a renowned astronomer who has many comet discoveries credited to his name. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky
The Night Sky - From Venus, With Love
The Night Sky - From Venus, With Love
Darrell Heath of the UALR Department of Arts, Letters, and Sciences talks about the planet named after the Goddess of Love. He shares some background on the second planet from the sun and shows where to spot it in our night sky this February.
The Night Sky - Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Star
The Night Sky - Twinkle, Twinkle, Winter Star
Why do stars twinkle? What celestial sights can be spotted this January? Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences answers these questions any more on this episode of The Night Sky. ualr.edu/tv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Highlights of Our December Sky
The Night Sky - Highlights of Our December Sky
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences highlights some celestial sights to enjoy during the month of December. ualr.edu/tv/night-sky facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Celestial Spectacles of November
The Night Sky - Celestial Spectacles of November
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, & Sciences shares some night sky spectacles you can see during the month of November! ualr.edu/tv/night-sky facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Things That Go Bump in the Night
The Night Sky - Things That Go Bump in the Night
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters and Sciences takes on the spooky month of October for this month's "The Night Sky" program.
The Night Sky - Autumnal Equinox and the Changing Seasons
The Night Sky - Autumnal Equinox and the Changing Seasons
Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences explores the equinoxes and our planet's changing seasons. ualr.edu/tv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - The Milky Way Galaxy
The Night Sky - The Milky Way Galaxy
Darrell shares some cosmic perspective by shrinking our solar system down to a familiar size.
The Night Sky - The Curious Case of the Balls of Unearthly Light
The Night Sky - The Curious Case of the Balls of Unearthly Light
Darrell Heath from the UALR College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences shares a story of collaboration between disciplines to solve a century-old literary mystery involving to the cosmos. ualr.edu/tv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Planets on Parade!
The Night Sky - Planets on Parade!
In this episode of "The Night Sky," Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Science delves into five planets that are visible to the naked-eye in the month of May! He'll show you where and when to look for these celestial gemstones. ualr.edu/tv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Touring Taurus with Binoculars
The Night Sky - Touring Taurus with Binoculars
Darrell Heath with the UALR College of Science explores the constellation of Taurus on this episode of The Night Sky. You'll learn how to spot the celestial bull, as well as how to select and use binoculars for stargazing. ualr.edu/tv facebook.com/ualrtv
The Night Sky - Orion
The Night Sky - Orion
Darrell Heath with the UALR College of Science explores the constellation of Orion on this episode of The Night Sky. You'll learn about Orion's origins, when and where to see the constellation, and the various stars forming the celestial hunter. ualr.edu/tv facebook.com/ualrtv
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“If they don’t see the universe, they won’t wonder about it.  What’s the use of somebody who doesn’t wonder? If they don’t wonder, they’re dead.”- John Dobson, amateur astronomer

The Night Sky is a monthly program produced and hosted by Darrell Heath of the UALR College of Arts, Letters and Sciences.  In each episode, Darrell explains the science,  history and sometimes the mythology of our amazing universe.

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Darrell Heath has been fascinated with the natural world since he was a child and he has spent much of his life devoted to its study. From dinosaurs to bats to snakes to stars he has a passion for learning more about the nature of the universe and for sharing that passion and knowledge with others.

He has served as a past president of the Arkansas Herpetological Society and the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society. Darrell is also a volunteer with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Solar System Ambassador program, dedicated to conveying to the public information about NASA’s ongoing missions to explore the solar system.