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Archive for January 16, 2011

48 Star Flag to be dedicated at Berthoud High School

48 Star Flag to be dedicated at Berthoud High School

Flag Dedication at Berthoud High School A piece of local history will be dedicated in the Berthoud High School auditorium on Friday, January 21, at 10:00 a.m. A 48-star American flag, which used to hang in the auditorium at the old Berthoud Junior-Senior High School, was recently returned to the high school after a 48-year absence. Following the dedication, the flag will be permanently mounted in the auditorium lobby near When I Touch the Wall, a painting which was presented to ... Full Story

Writing Contest for Berthoud Students

Writing Contest for Berthoud Students

  Berthoud Schools Fund Writing Contest   Writing contest prompt/topic: How has technology provided by Berthoud BASH funds influenced your education and/or the education of those you know? (Technology includes Promethean boards, document cameras, laptop computers, netbooks, and flip cameras.) Writing can be in the form of an essay, poem, short story, short play, or other appropriate genre. CONTEST RULES The entry must be mailed to the following address: Berthoud ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 17, Sun moves toward star Vega

Sky Tonight—January 17, Sun moves toward star Vega in journey around galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org An Australia visitor wrote, I seek to find out what speed our sun is traveling at and also how many years does it take to circumnavigate the galaxy? Our Milky Way galaxy is a collection of several hundred billion stars. It has an estimated diameter of 100,000 light-years. Our sun does indeed circumnavigate the Milky Way galaxy. In space, everything moves. There are various estimates for the speed the sun ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Globular Star Cluster 47 Tuc Image Credit & Copyright: Dieter Willasch (Astro-Cabinet) Explanation: Globular star cluster 47 Tucanae is a jewel of the southern sky. Also known as NGC 104, it roams the halo of our Milky Way Galaxy along with some 200 other globular star clusters. The second brightest globular cluster (after Omega Centauri) as seen from planet Earth, it lies about 13,000 light-years away and can be spotted naked-eye near the Small Magellanic Cloud in the ... Full Story

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