Archive for December 5, 2010
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced the final standings in the Bowl Championship Series. There were no changes in the top six from the previous week as Auburn, Oregon and TCU remain unbeaten while once beaten Stanford, Wisconsin and Ohio State round out the top ranks. Nebraska's loss dropped the Cornhuskers five slots to number 18 and Hawaii and Central Florida moved into the top 25 listings.
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org You will have to stay up until 9 or 10 p.m. tonight to see the exceptionally brilliant and huge Winter Circle filling up the eastern portion of sky. This famous sky pattern is not a constellation. It is an asterism: a noticeable pattern on the sky’s dome. In this case, the pattern is made of the brightest stars of winter, in many different constellations. From a dark sky, you will see the Milky Way’s hazy band ... Full Story
By Thomas N. The First Presbyterian Church of Berthoud was filled with the sweet sounds of the violin on Saturday afternoon. Nathaniel Ver Steeg, a sophomore at Berthoud High School, treated listeners to Bach’s partita No. 2 in D minor and Bruch’s Concerto No.1 in G minor. The piece by Bach was calm and sweet; the notes seemed to warm the small church. The second piece was accompanied by the piano played by Anna Arzumanyan. Unlike the first piece, the Bruch composition was filled with ... Full Story
Spartans drop season opener 49-21 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud Spartan wrestling team kicked off their 2010 season on Friday night with a non-conference match against the Thompson Valley Eagles in the Berthoud High gym. Thompson Valley won the team event by a score of 49-21. Despite the team loss, five Spartan wrestlers – Robby Workman (135lbs), Alex Sadlo (140lbs), Cory Ellis (160lbs), J.T. Pickert (215lbs) and Josh Atkinson (275lbs) – won their matches. “Let me first start ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Algol – perhaps the most famous variable star in all the heavens – will be dimmest tonight at 8:29 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Even at its dimmest, Algol is still bright enough to see with the eye. Algol is what astronomers call an eclipsing binary star. In other words, the single point of light that we see as Algol is really two stars. Like clockwork, these two stars revolve around each other every 2.87 ... Full Story