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Archive for May, 2010

Earthsky Tonight — May 4, Moon drowns Eta Aquarid

Earthsky Tonight — May 4, Moon drowns Eta Aquarid meteors before dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is now taking stage in the dark hours before dawn. It has expected to peak in the predawn sky on Thursday morning – May 6, 2010 – from roughly two hours to one hour before sunrise. Look on our almanac page for your sunrise time. Under ideal conditions, this shower can produce up to 20 to 40 meteors per hour. However, in 2010, the last quarter moon will wash out all but the brighter meteors ... Full Story

Evening With the Arts on May 7

Evening With the Arts on May 7

The Berthoud High School gymnasium will be transformed into an art gallery on Friday, May 7. It is time for the annual Evening With the Arts, featuring visual and applied arts by students in grades 6 to 12. The Berthoud schools have some extremely talented artists and the Evening With the Arts gives them an opportunity to show off their work and gives the public the opportunity to see what  these students can do. The evening includes audio art as well, with the B H S Choir Concert ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight —May 3, Can you see Aldebaran near

Earthsky Tonight —May 3, Can you see Aldebaran near Venus?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org You should have no trouble spotting Venus after sunset, even though this dazzling world appears quite low in the west at dusk and early evening. Don't tarry when looking for Venus, for this blazing beauty follows the sun beneath the horizon roughly two hours after sunset. Venus and Aldebaran, the brightest star in the constellation Taurus, are in conjunction today. Generally, two heavenly bodies do not appear in the same ... Full Story

Opening of Quinn’s new art Gallery

Opening of Quinn’s new art Gallery

You and your friends are invited to the opening of Quinn’s new art gallery at her home, Sunday, May 16, 2010, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Over a hundred framed pieces of Quinn’s original art for sale as a benefit for the LARIMER HUMANE SOCIETY. Join us for a artful and fun afternoon – 15% of all sales will go to help animals that depend on us. www.larimerhumane.org Come check out Quinn’s new gallery and help the Humane Society. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — May 2, Drive a spike to the star

Earthsky Tonight — May 2, Drive a spike to the star Spica in May

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Yesterday we talked about learning to ‘follow the arc’ to the star Arcturus in the constellation Bootes. You just follow the curve in the Big Dipper’s handle until you see this orange star. Tonight, let the Big Dipper introduce you to another bright star. This star is Spica in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. You can ‘follow the arc’ to Arcturus AND ‘drive a spike’ or ’speed on’ to ... Full Story

An apple for the teacher

An apple for the teacher

The Thompson Education Association (TEA) gathered at Loveland’s Chilson Center on Friday afternoon for the ninth annual Crystal Apple Awards. This year 16 teachers were nominated by their peers for their teaching excellence. The awards are given by the TEA with financial assistance from Goodwin Financial and Horace Mann insurance. The insurance company also provides the crystal apples. During a social hour before the presentations, the group enjoyed a buffet dinner and listened to the ... Full Story

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