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Archive for December, 2009

Berthoud Police Beat, December 2009

Thursday, Dec. 3 Berthoud police made 11 traffic stops and issued two summonses. At 3:03 a.m. police responded to a verbal disturbance at 217 McColm St. David McCullaum reported a theft at his apartment at 1606 Fourth St. A checkbook and other items were taken the day prior to the report. Friday, Dec. 4 A Fort Collins woman came to the police department to report a case of fraud. She said that a person who lives at 309 Victoria St. in Berthoud used her identity. She was told to ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 29 2009, Moon and Pioneer

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 29 2009, Moon and Pioneer 10 spacecraft align in Taurus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Unfortunately, the big, bright moon will wash out most of the constellation’s stars. Despite the moonlit glare, you may note Taurus’ brightest star, Aldebaran, to the right of the moon this evening, and Elnath, Taurus’ second brightest star, to the left of the moon. For the second time this month, the moon and the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 28 2009 Moon glides by

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 28 2009 Moon glides by Pleiades on December 28

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, moving eastward as it always does in orbit around Earth, the moon will pass by the Pleiades. Our sky chart shows you what the moon and the Pleiades cluster might look like through binoculars this early evening. Early stargazers sometimes described the Pleiades as a ‘swarm of bees’ in the night sky. Modern stargazers sometimes mistake it for the asterism known as the Little Dipper. The true Little ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 27 2009, Bellatrix

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 27 2009, Bellatrix – Orion’s third brightest – means ‘Female Warrior’

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The constellation Orion takes center stage this month and rightly so. With an inordinate number of bright stars, it is one of the most prominent constellations in the sky. Look for Orion in the east-southeastern sky from around 6 to 7 p.m. A while ago, we talked about Orion’s two brightest stars, but the third-brightest star in Orion, Bellatrix, is often overlooked. According to Richard Hinckley Allen’s ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 26 2009, Moon near

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 26 2009, Moon near Ram’s head on December 26

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org As seen from North America, the waxing gibbous moon will shine right below the head of the constellation Aries the Ram this evening. So it’ll be easy to locate the Ram’s head, but the moonlit glare will make it difficult to see the 3 stars that depict the head: Hamal, Sheratan and Mesarthim. Mesarthim will be especially hard to see. This evening, the Pleiades star cluster shines nearly 30 degrees to ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 25 2009 Northern Cross

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 25 2009 Northern Cross stands upright on winter evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org We get many questions from people in northern latitudes about if and when they can view the Southern Cross in their portion of the sky. The truth is that unless you live close to the tropics (Hawaii, or the southernmost parts of Texas or Florida for those of us in the U.S.), you will not be able to view the Southern Cross, also known as the constellation Crux. To find out how to locate Crux in Hawaii right now, look ... Full Story

EathSky Dec. 24, 2009 – Southern Cross visible

EathSky Dec. 24, 2009 – Southern Cross visible in Hawaii before sunrise

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here’s a gift. A reader asked us, When can I see the Southern Cross in Hawaii? At this time of year, Hawaiians can see the Southern Cross, which is also known as the constellation Crux, in the wee hours before dawn. The Southern Cross stands pretty much upright, but quite low in the southern sky. Notice the two nearby stars, Rigel Kentaurus and Hadar. Rigel Kentaurus is more commonly known as the alpha star in the constellation ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 23 2009 Star-hop to

Earthsky Tonight – Dec 23 2009 Star-hop to Mercury from the Summer Triangle

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The first three stars to pop out into your western sky after sunset are Vega, Altair and Deneb. These brilliant stars make up the huge asterism known as the Summer Triangle. An asterism is a star formation that is not an officially recognized constellation. Don’t mistake the planet Jupiter (outside of our sky chart) for a Summer Triangle star. Jupiter beams in the southwestern sky, to the left of the Summer ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight – December 22, See the Summer

EarthSky Tonight – December 22, See the Summer Triangle in winter

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.com If you’re driving around tonight, maybe visiting friends or looking at holiday lights, be sure to look for some noteworthy lights in the sky as well. In the west, shortly after sunset, you’ll find a famous “asterism, ” or noticeable pattern of stars, known as the Summer Triangle. The Triangle consists of three bright stars in three different constellations. They are Vega in the constellation Lyra the ... Full Story

Museum Director Tom Vaughan says goodbye

Dear Editor, For the past 11 years I have had the privilege of directing operations for the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum. My tenure with the organization ends as of January 2, 2010. I wish to thank the citizens and merchants of Berthoud, the Town of Berthoud, and the members and volunteers of the Berthoud Historical Society for the support they extended to me and our museum during this time. It isn’t possible for me to thank every individual, but I especially need to recognize ... Full Story

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