Archive for June 9, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org An asterism is not the same thing as a constellation. Constellations generally come to us from ancient times. Earlier in this century, the boundaries of 88 constellations were officially drawn by the International Astronomical Union. On the other hand, asterisms are whatever you want them to be. They are just patterns on the sky’s dome. You can also make up your own asterisms, in much the same way you can recognize shapes in ... Full Story
Thursday, June 13, from noon to 9 p.m., Grandpa's Cafe will donate 25% of proceeds to Project Self-Sufficiency. Project Sel-Sufficiency helps low-income single parents become self-sufficient. With offices in Loveland and Fort Collins, Project Self-Sufficiency serves Berthoud families out of their Loveland office. Visit www.ps-s.org to learn more about Project Self-Sufficiency.
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Hopefully, you will have a dark, country sky for today’s view. If so, you might catch a glimpse of the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. Its head is marked by the star Rasalhague. Ophiuchus is joined in legend and in the sky to the constellation of the Serpent, called Serpens. This is one constellation that looks to me like what it is supposed to: a big guy holding a snake. The constellation is identified with ... Full Story