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Archive for January, 2011

Sky Tonight—January 30, Jupiter and Great Square of

Sky Tonight—January 30, Jupiter and Great Square of Pegasus in west after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org On these winter evenings, the dazzling planet Jupiter and the Great Square of Pegasus light up the western sky at nightfall. Be sure to catch them at early evening, because Jupiter and the Great Square start plunging beneath the horizon by around 9 to 10 o’clock this evening. You simply can’t miss Jupiter. It is the fourth brightest body in all the heavens, after the sun, moon and the planet Venus. ... Full Story

Glider Crash

Glider Crash

January 29, 2011 At approximately 3:30 PM Larimer County Sheriff's Dispatch was notified of a small glider crash near mile marker 284 west of I -25.  LCSO Deputies responded and were assisted by the Colorado State Highway Patrol and Wellington Fire also responded as a precaution. According to deputies on the scene, the glider crashed on approach.  The two passengers on board were uninjured.  The glider sustained minor damage.  The Federal Aviation Administration and the National ... Full Story

Berthoud High Wrestling Enjoying Impressive Season

Eight Spartans Ranked in 3A Top 10 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer With the state tournament now less than three weeks away, the Berthoud High wrestling team is ranked third in class 3A, behind only Alamosa and Valley. Eight individual Berthoud wrestlers (out of 14 weight classes) are ranked in the top 10. Two Spartan wrestlers, Robbie Workman (135lbs) and Alex Sadlo (140lbs) are the number one ranked 3A wrestlers in their weight classes. Listed below is the team ranking for ... Full Story

Too Little, Too Late for Boys Basketball

Too Little, Too Late for Boys Basketball

Spartans fall to Platte Valley 67-54 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer A 24-point fourth period was not enough for the Berthoud Spartan boys basketball team on Friday night in the Berthoud High gym. The Spartans fell to the Platte Valley Broncos 67-54. The loss drops the Spartans season record to 5-8 overall and 3-3 in the 3A Patriot League. The Spartans have been living and dying on their three-point shooting all season. Friday night they died; Berthoud was only 6/23 ... Full Story

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day NanoSail-D Illustration Credit: courtesy NASA Explanation: Featured in this artist's illustration, NASA's NanoSail-D finally unfurled a very thin, 10 square meter reflective sail on January 20th, becoming the first solar sail spacecraft in low Earth orbit. Often considered the stuff of science fiction, sailing through space was suggested 400 years ago by astronomer Johannes Kepler who observed ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 29, Moon and Venus still close

Sky Tonight—January 29, Moon and Venus still close before sunrise

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Wake up before sunrise tomorrow (Sunday, January 30) to see the moon and the planet Venus – the two brightest orbs of nighttime – lighting up the dawn and predawn sky. Our sky chart shows the sky scene as viewed from North America. Elsewhere around the world at this hour, expect the waning crescent moon and Venus to be positioned a little differently in your sky. Still, it hardly matters. In the wee ... Full Story

Eagles, Jones Overcome Szuper Effort in Arizona

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Arizona Sundogs, 4-1, in the first of three games in as many days at the Tim's Toyota Center. Colorado's third line accounted for two of their goals and Riley Nelson netted the other pair, powering the Eagles into a first place tie in the Turner Conference. The score could have easily been more lopsided if not for the work of Arizona goaltender Levente Szuper who stopped 38 of 42 shots; Kyle Jones was also stellar, stopping 34 of 35 ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 28, Moon and Venus in dawn and

Sky Tonight—January 28, Moon and Venus in dawn and predawn sky tomorrow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Given clear skies, you cannot miss seeing the waning crescent moon with the blazing planet Venus before sunrise tomorrow (Saturday, January 29). The moon and Venus rank as the second and third brightest celestial bodies in all the heavens. The sun, of course, ranks as the brightest celestial body of them all. Look into the east or southeast sky at or before dawn to enjoy the beautiful morning tableau. ... Full Story

Super Bowl XLV to Feature Super Match Up

Super Bowl XLV to Feature Super Match Up

Green Bay and Pittsburgh vie for Lombardi Trophy By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The NFL is smiling today. The Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers, two of the most illustrious franchises in the NFL, will meet in Dallas on February 6 for Super Bowl XLV. The game will mark the eighth time Pittsburgh has vied for the title and it will be the fifth time for Green Bay. The Steelers hold the league record for most Super Bowl wins with six, and their eight appearances in ... Full Story

Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic

  Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic, according to new study The temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean water flowing north into the Arctic Ocean adjacent to Greenland -- the warmest water in at least 2,000 years -- are likely related to the amplification of global warming in the Arctic, says a new international study involving the University of Colorado Boulder. Led by Robert Spielhagen of the Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Literature in Mainz, Germany, the study ... Full Story

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