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Earthsky Tonight — March 5, 2010: Star Arcturus is a

Earthsky Tonight — March 5, 2010: Star Arcturus is a harbinger of spring

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The gloriously bright star Arcturus rises into your east northeastern sky around 9 p.m. tonight. This yellow-orange beauty – like any brilliant star – sparkles wildly when it hovers near the horizon. Arcturus is the brightest star in the constellation Bootes, which represents a Herdsman – though to our modern eyes, this star formation might look more like a kite or snow cone. Arcturus is the fourth brightest star in the ... Full Story

Obituary: Leo Dick

Leo Dick: September 10, 1921 – March 2, 2010 Leo Dick, 88, of Longmont, passed away March 2, 2010 at his home. He was born September 10, 1921 in Padroni, Colorado to Samuel and Elizabeth (Roah) Dick. He grew up on the family farm. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 – 1945 during World War II and was honorably discharged as a Radioman Second Class. Leo married Virginia Reitz in 1944 in St. Francis, Kansas. He lived in Sterling, Denver and Berthoud before moving to Longmont in ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March 4, 2010: Recognize the Big

Earthsky Tonight — March 4, 2010: Recognize the Big Dipper … and Little Dipper

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org We received a question about the Big and Little Dippers. “How can I locate both Ursa Minor and Ursa Major? I am seeing one of them in the sky . . . but cannot tell which one and where the other one is.” The answer is that, if you are seeing only one dipper, it is probably the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major. This constellation, also called the Greater Bear, contains the Big Dipper asterism that is familiar to so ... Full Story

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