Archive for August 13, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org In the west after sunset tonight, you will find Spica and the waxing crescent moon. The planets to the right of the moon are Mars, Venus and Saturn. Of those planets, Venus will be easiest to see because it is so bright. You might need binoculars for Mars and Saturn. Spica is known as a blue-white star. Can you detect its color in contrast to nearby stars? If not, try looking at Spica with binoculars. Spica isn’t just one ... Full Story
The following notice was sent to people on the "meteorite-list." It indicates new owners of the Berthoud meteorite and a desire to sell at lease a piece of it. Hello list members, We have recently acquired the Berthoud, Colorado eucrite. Many of you remember this event on October 5, 2004 when a gorgeous 960 gram single mass landed just 96 feet away from Megan Whiteis moments after she stepped out of her house. Megan told me that she and her son heard a whooshing and whistling sound ... Full Story
Jeanette Marie Skendzel June 28, 1920 - Aug 12, 2010 Jeanette was well known around the country from the “Chet and Jeanette Band”. Chet and Jeanette played music together for 70 years; entertaining from Canada to Mexico, Jeanette with her quick wit, beautiful voice and banjo and Chet with his accordion. They were loved by many friends they met on their travels; and their music has been greatly missed since the passing of Jeanette’s partner (and beloved husband) Chet, last year. The ... Full Story
Longmont TimesCall "Holy Smoke: Dispensary owner starts church based on 'one of God's tools' BERTHOUD — Last month, Larry Hill traded in his medical marijuana dispensary in Longmont to start a cannabis church in Berthoud.
Friday, August 20, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). Our guest speaker for this Friday is Meinte Veldhuis, president of the Little Thompson Science Foundation, which operates the LTO. The title of his talk will be: "Finishing the Construction of the LTO.” Mr. Veldhuis will discuss the various construction objectives and challenges from the past 5 years, since the board of ... Full Story