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Archive for February 23, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 281: The Pacman Nebula Credit & Copyright: Steve Cannistra (StarryWonders) Explanation: NGC 281 is a busy workshop of star formation. Prominent features include a small open cluster of stars, a diffuse red-glowing emission nebula, large lanes of obscuring gas and dust, and dense knots of dust and gas in which stars may still be forming. The open cluster of stars IC 1590 visible around the center has formed only in the last few million years. The brightest member ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—Feb 24, Moon by Scorpion’s Heart

Sky Tonight—Feb 24, Moon by Scorpion’s Heart before dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Friday morning – an hour or two before sunrise – the moon will shine quite close to the heart star of the constellation Scorpius. Find the rather fat waning crescent moon in the south to southeastern sky. Then look for the nearby reddish star. If you can’t see the sanguine color of the Scorpion’s heart with the eye, try binoculars. That is Antares, the brightest star in Scorpius. This ruddy ... Full Story

Virtual Vietnam Wall

Virtual Vietnam Wall

I receive a great many emails from my military classmates and many are worth sharing. This was sent to me by "Uncle Bill." the oldest man in our Pilot Training Class. He must have been all of 29 at the time. We are all older and we all lost friends in Southeast Asia, but we still keep in touch nearly 60 years later.   I will just include the instructions that came with the email and the link to the site. Please let me know how you feel about running these remembrances of my ... Full Story

Obituary: Freida Marguerite Welch

Obituary: Freida Marguerite Welch

Freida Marguerite Welch died February 19, 2011 at Berthoud Living Center, Berthoud, Colorado. She was born August 18, 1918 in Proctor, Missouri, the daughter of James Irvin and Hattie Gerlt Thomas. The family moved to Midwest Wyoming in 1936 where she graduated from high school. She married Clyde Wesley Welch on August 21, 1937 in Casper, Wyoming. She moved to Loveland, Colorado in August 2003 to be near her daughters. She attended Buckhorn Presbyterian Church in Masonville, Colorado. She ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Win Thriller, Advance in Districts

Lady Spartans Win Thriller, Advance in Districts

Berthoud Girls Basketball Tops Brush By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Thanks to a 13-6 regular season and fourth place finish in the 3A Patriot League, the Berthoud High girls basketball team enjoyed a bye in the opening round of the district tournament. There was no rust for the Lady Spartans however as they topped the Brush Beetdiggers in a thrilling 47-44 victory in the BHS gym on Tuesday evening. With the victory, Berthoud will advance to play one seed Eaton in the ... Full Story

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