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Earthsky Tonight — April 25, Bright object near moon

Earthsky Tonight — April 25, Bright object near moon is Saturn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org It is a big and bright waxing gibbous moon that you will find beaming for most the night tonight. That is a moon that is more than half lighted but less than full. Full moon will come on April 28. In the northern hemisphere, people have called the April full moon by many names but with a common theme – Planter’s Moon, Seed Moon, Flower Moon, Growing Moon, Awakening Moon. Between now and April 28, you’ll see the ... Full Story

Abby Yeagle recipient of Jabaily Community Service

Abby Yeagle recipient of Jabaily Community Service Scholorship

The Jabaily Community Service Scholarship commorates Dr. Joe Jabaily’s deep commitment to community service. The Scholarship is given annually to graduating seniors in the Thompson School District. Jabaily served as president of the Thompson Board of Education. The award is available to any college bound senior in good standing whose life activities include political and environmental activism, concern for civil rights and minorities, support for world peace and respect for the ... Full Story

Yak, Yak at the Berthoud Library

Yak, Yak at the Berthoud Library

The Berthoud By the Book Planning Committee put together an entertaining finale for this year’s book selection. The setting for Three Cups of Tea is Pakistan and Afghanistan and the committee brought together many elements to highlight the culture of the region. Visitors to Friday’s Persian New Year's party were greeted by two yaks. These are local yaks, born at Gillette Farms of Berthoud. Mindy and Maggie are yearlings now, but when they grow up, they will weigh about 800 pounds. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 24, Waxing gibbous moon

Earthsky Tonight — April 24, Waxing gibbous moon pairs with Saturn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the oval-shaped waxing gibbous moon shines close the ringed planet Saturn. At this time yesterday, a somewhat thinner waxing gibbous moon shone close to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Why has the moon moved? The fact is that – every day – the moon travels about 13 degrees eastward in front of the backdrop stars. (The moon’s diameter equals about 1/2 degree, and your fist ... Full Story

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