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Earthsky Tonight —The 2010 equinox comes on March 20

Earthsky Tonight —The 2010 equinox comes on March 20

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The March equinox marks that special moment when the sun crosses celestial equator, going from south to north. It happens today at 17:32 Universal Time, or 11:32 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. The March equinox signals the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere. The equinox is a hallmark in Earth’s orbit, but it is also an event that happens on the imaginary dome of Earth’s sky. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — On eve of equinox, moon between

Earthsky Tonight — On eve of equinox, moon between Pleiades and Ram’s Head

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Just after sunset tonight you will spot the crescent moon above the western horizon. The moon floats between the faint head stars of the constellation Aries and the mythic sisters in the constellation Taurus, known as the Pleiades. The waxing crescent moon is only four days past new so it still appears to us as a rather thin crescent. This is a great time to tour the moon with your binoculars or telescopes. The craters and the ... Full Story

Nikko Landeros shines as defensman for US sled hockey

Nikko Landeros shines as defensman for US sled hockey team

Nikko Landeros is well know here and is now well known around the world. Nikko has energized much of the world with is determination and pluck following the tragic accident on County Road 17 in which he and Tyler Carron lost their legs and nearly their lives. Nikko's team is well chronicled by major news sources and you can follow these links to see his story. Paralympics Team USA wins first round of sled hockey From Examiner.com Paralympics Update Day 3 9NEWS Paralympics Day ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March 18: Venus in Pisces, moon

Earthsky Tonight — March 18: Venus in Pisces, moon in Aries

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, as soon as it gets dark, the waxing crescent moon can help you locate the small constellation Aries the Ram. Look to the west, just above the place where the sun went down. You will see the thin crescent by the head of the constellation Aries. Although we draw in the constellation Pisces, this faint group of stars is not really visible at this time of year. Given clear skies, there is no way that you can miss the ... Full Story

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Obituary: Gertrude Ellen Beckner

Gertrude Ellen Beckner, 89 of Bremerton, Washington, Jan. 17, 1921 to March 14, 2010 Gertie passed away March 14th at Ashley Gardens due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease. She was born in Berthoud, Colorado to Herbert and Nellie Peak. She moved to Bremerton as a young girl and graduated from Bremerton High School in 1940. She married the man of her dreams, Millard (Beck) Beckner, in 1941. Gertie worked for F.W. Woolworth in Bremerton for 25 years. She enjoyed traveling, RVing ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Weyandt Burger

Once upon a time there was a little girl who grew up to be someone special.  From the day she was born, July 23, 1914 to her last day on earth, March 6, 2010, Mary Weyandt Burger left a print on the world.  Along the way she gathered husband Arnold Laurence Burger, 5 children, 5 children in law, 11 grandchildren, 9 grandchildren in law and 20 great-grandchildren for a grand total of 50 human beings whose lives she touched.  She is further also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Besides ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — Young moon and Venus low after

Earthsky Tonight — Young moon and Venus low after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org It is nearly spring in the northern hemisphere. The March equinox - when the sun crosses the celestial equator from south to north – will fall on March 20. This time of year – near the spring equinox – is the most favorable for spotting a young moon. See if you can catch one today after sunset by the blazing planet Venus. A young moon is a thin waxing crescent moon visible in the west in evening twilight. The thinnest ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight: March 15—The westward shift of

Earthsky Tonight: March 15—The westward shift of Orion and all the stars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org We got this question: “Orion seems to have moved and turned considerably in the last two weeks. Will Orion disappear before summer?” The answer is that all the stars and constellations shift westward as the seasons pass . . . and they also move westward in the course of a single night. Orion is no exception. Exactly when Orion will disappear from the evening sky – into the sunset – depends on your latitude. The farther ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—March 14, Leo loses his tail, we

Earthsky Tonight—March 14, Leo loses his tail, we gain a constellation

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s chart again shows the evening sky high to the east. Below and to the left of the constellation Leo the Lion are dozens of very faint stars. They are Coma Berenices, otherwise known as Bernice’s Hair. The Greek-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy and others considered it Leo the Lion’s bushy tail. Coma Berenices remained part of Leo until several hundred years ago, when it was first listed as a separate constellation. The ... Full Story

Odyssey of the Mind for Second Grade

Odyssey of the Mind for Second Grade

Berthoud Elementary School fielded two teams in Saturdays Odyssey of the Mind Long’s Peak Tournament at Berthoud High School. Odyssey is an international educational program that provides creative problem solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. The kindergarten through second grade students participates in the non-competitive Primary category. All primary teams use the same problem to create their skits and all students receive a medal for participation. ... Full Story

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