Archive for May 12, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Hercules above the star Vega. Today’s closer view can help you identify the most famous deep-sky object within this constellation. It is a globular star cluster known as M13. Today’s chart shows the location of M13. It is about a third of the distance along a line between the stars Eta and Zeta Hercules. We are not showing you what the cluster looks like on this chart – and in the sky, you’ll see it differently, ... Full Story
The Turner Middle School show choir, the Fire Choir, joined the local chapter of the AARP for a pot luck supper on Wednesday evening and then put on a wonderful show for the gathered senior citizens. No story, just a great bunch of kids.
The BHS Evening with the Arts The annual Evening with the arts was an exciting event with much to do. The Gymnasium was the center for the displayed visual arts while the other entertainment took place in he commons and the auditorium. Many of he displays are just that, displays of work done in class by sixth though twelfth graders. It makes an interesting display to see how students vary their ideas starting with direction and material provided by the teacher. The more serious high school ... Full Story
This Saturday, May 15, the volunteer gardeners at the McCarty-Fickel house will be having a garden plant sale at the historic home. The sale is from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds from the sale go to maintaining and restoring the landscape and garden to its original design in accordance with the 1916 landscape design plans that were found at the museum last winter. See below for a copy of the plans along with the plant list. There are over 1000 heirloom plants. Sale Itmes include: 6 ... Full Story
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes Friday May 14 at 7:00 p.m. in the BHS auditorium
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org This evening after dark look in the west to find a lovely waxing crescent moon in front of the constellation Gemini, also known as the Twins. The Gemini Twins – Castor and Pollux – stand upright upon the horizon at early evening. As evening deepens into late night, Gemini slowly but surely sinks beneath the horizon, to disappear from the sky by around 1:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. Can you identify the stars Castor and Pollux ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Hercules the Hero is not the easiest constellation to identify. You will need a dark sky to see this mighty star figure. However, if you can see Vega – a prominent blue-white star in the northeast in the evening now – you might spot Hercules nearby. Still can’t see it? Look back at this chart to see Hercules with respect to both Vega and another star, Arcturus. The most noticeable part of Hercules is an “asterism” or ... Full Story