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Archive for November, 2010

Star Night at the LTO

Star Night at the LTO

  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday, November 19, 2010 from 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). The guest speaker for Friday, November 19 is Mark Shannon from Ball Aerospace in Boulder. His talk will be on the Wide-field Infrared Survey Exployer (WISE) mission. WISE is a NASA-funded Explorer mission that will provide a vast storehouse of knowledge ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 11, North Taurid meteors during

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 11, North Taurid meteors during night

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org You’re likely to see the most North Taurid meteors in the wee hours – just after midnight. This shower is going on now and might continue through the weekend. The North Taurids are generally a very modest shower, offering perhaps 10 meteors per hour. However, even one bright meteor can be a treat. The North Taurid meteors derive their name from the constellation Taurus the Bull. If you trace the paths of the Taurid meteors ... Full Story

Berthoud Softball Team Honored

Berthoud Softball Team Honored

  Spartans Softball Celebrates State Runner-Up Season By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Players, coaches, family and friends gathered at Berthoud High School on Tuesday evening to honor the Berthoud Spartan softball team. The Softball Awards Night celebrated the Berthoud softball team’s 2010 season and second place finish in the state championship tournament. In addition to their runner-up finish in the 3A state tournament, the Spartans boasted a 231 – 71 run differential and a .388 team ... Full Story

Trustees approve Museum lease agreement

Trustees approve Museum lease agreement

Berthoud: November 9, 2010 The Berthoud Trustees moved through their agenda quickly on Tuesday night, finishing the session in slightly over 45 minutes. Speaking in the Citizen Participation time, Lexi DiPentino and Laurel Downer told the board about their new group, Berthoud Military Family Support. DiPentio, Downer and Terri Rivera started the group for mutual support for families with sons and daughters in the military. They explained that they wanted to send CARE packages to our local ... Full Story

Military moms start support group

Military moms start support group

Three military mothers started a local support group for each other and for their families. Laural Downer and Beth Sterck are the founding members and as one of their first projects, they want to send packages to local service men and women serving overseas. Downer and Lexi Dipentino addressed the Berthoud Trustees on Tuesday evening to explain their plan. Here are Downer's prepared remarks: The military family support group of Berthoud would like to send care packages to those who are ... Full Story

Update on Berthoud Shooting

SWAT team kills Berthoud man Coloradoan.com By Robert Allen Ben Haskew, 36, is identifed as the Berthoud man shot and killed early Tuesday morning after opening fire on a Larimer County Sheriff's Office Swat team ...   Haskew was a local cub scout leader and planned scout meetings at Berthoud Elementary School on Tuesday evening were cancelled. News Release Berthoud Colorado shooting death Department: Coroner Release Date: Nov 9, 2010 On November 9, 2010 there was a police involved ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight Nov 10, Can we see stars

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight Nov 10, Can we see stars outside our Milky Way galaxy?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org One of you wrote, “Are there any stars outside our own galaxy that we can see with just the eye?” The answer is no – unless you count seeing the combined light of many billions of stars. From the northern hemisphere, the only galaxy outside our Milky Way that is easily visible to the eye is the great galaxy in the constellation Andromeda – also known as M31. It is shown in the image at the top of this post. In late ... Full Story

First Coffee with Cabrera scheduled

First Coffee with Cabrera scheduled

Thompson School District Superintendent Ron Cabrera will be available to meet with members of the community during an informal session Thursday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 to 8 a.m. at Schmidt’s Bakery and Delicatessen, 808 14th Street SW. Dr. Cabrera will answer questions from staff, parents and other members of the community during the first of several informal gatherings scheduled in the weeks to come at various locations within the district. The next one is Dec. 15 at the Loveland Coffee ... Full Story

Berthoud man shot and killed by SWAT unit

Berthoud man shot and killed by SWAT unit

Berthoud man was shot and killed by a SWAT unit after deputies say he opened fire on them Monday night. It's a policeman's worst nightmare, being called to a scene of domestic violence and finding someone with a weapon. Monday night around 9 p.m. Berthoud police responded to a call at 730 Bruce Drive. No details are available, but the man at that address was armed and the local police called for backup. The Larimer County Sheriff's SWAT team arrived at approximately 11 p.m. and surrounded ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 9, Use constellation Cassiopeia

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 9, Use constellation Cassiopeia to find Andromeda galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org David Smith of Michigan wrote, "What is the easiest way to find the Andromeda galaxy at this time of year?" “I tried a couple times with my telescope, but had no luck." Dave, the image at right shows the view of the Andromeda galaxy through a telescope. We hope you are not looking through the eyepiece of your telescope when sweeping through the sky for this galaxy. That would be hard. You need a wider field of view to spot the ... Full Story

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