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Shields – Zender Wedding

Shields – Zender Wedding

Natalie Shields and Jeremy Zender will take their wedding vows on Saturday, May 22. The Bride is from Berthoud, Colorado and is a 2008 graduate of Berthoud High School. The groom is from Loveland, Colorado and graduated from Thompson Valley High School in 2004 and is a DADC  Graduate, Magna Cum Laude in 2008. The ceremony will take place at the Ya-Ya Farm and Orchard in Longmont with Scott Sherman officiating. The Maid of Honor will be Tiffany Shields (sister of the bride).  Bridesmaids are ... Full Story

Star Night: Kepler mission

Star Night: Kepler mission

Friday, 21 May 2010 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website ) Our guest speaker for Friday May 21, 2010 will be Jeremy Stober from Ball Aerospace & Technologies in Boulder, who will talk about the NASA Kepler mission. Jeremy Stober is the Mission Operations Manager for Kepler, a NASA mission that was launched in March 2009 and ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 15, Crescent moon near Venus

Earthsky Tonight—May 15, Crescent moon near Venus after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Sharp-eyed observers with clear skies and a good view of the western sky may catch a thin lunar crescent a few degrees to the lower right of Venus this evening. Best views will be about a half hour to an hour after local sunset. Face the west-northwestern horizon. If the sky is clear and you have an unhampered view, Venus will be un-missable! The thin crescent moon is below and to the right. Because the moon and planets share a ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 14, 2010 Spot the young moon

Earthsky Tonight—May 14, 2010 Spot the young moon below Venus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Do you have a clear evening sky – unobstructed by trees, tall buildings, or any sort of haze? Then look near the western horizon, shortly after sunset Friday evening, May 14, for a very young waxing crescent moon. If you cannot see the whisker-thin lunar crescent with your eye at first, try scanning with binoculars along the western horizon, in the darkening twilight. Then, once you spot the moon, set the binoculars aside, and ... Full Story