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Sky Tonight—March 23, Moon near red star Antares

Sky Tonight—March 23, Moon near red star Antares before dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you are an early riser, look out a south-facing window before dawn on March 24, 2011 – Thursday morning – to see a lovely waning gibbous moon in front of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. Understanding moon phases The reddish star near the moon is Antares, considered the Scorpion’s ruby heart. Antares is a red supergiant star, located roughly opposite in the sky from another famous red ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  MWC 922: The Red Square Nebula Credit & Copyright: Peter Tuthill (Sydney U.) & James Lloyd (Cornell) Explanation: What could cause a nebula to appear square? No one is quite sure. The hot star system known as MWC 922, however, appears to be embedded in a nebula with just such a shape. The above image combines infraredexposures from the Hale Telescope on Mt. Palomar in California, and the Keck-2 Telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawaii. A leading progenitor hypothesis for ... Full Story

Berthoud High Golf begins season swing

Berthoud High Golf begins season swing

Lady Spartans Compete at Skyline Invitational By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High school girls golf team kicked off their 2011 season on Monday morning at the Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. The Lady Spartans finished with a team score of 339 strokes, good enough for only 20th place in the 23-team Skyline Invite. The Lady Spartans are a young team largely inexperienced in the rigors of varsity golf competition. Berthoud’s team on Monday consisted of two sophomores ... Full Story

Woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for failing to

Monument woman sentenced to 3 years in prison for failing to report $1.6 million in income to the IRS   DENVER – Linda Abramson-Schmeiler, age 52, of Monument, Colorado, was sentenced on March 17, 2011 by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Blackburn to serve 36 months in federal prison for filing a series of false individual and corporate income tax returns for the years 2003 through 2005, in connection with failing to report $1.6 million in gross business receipts to the IRS for the ... Full Story

Air Force baseball downed by #24 Wichita State

WICHITA, Kan. - Air Force baseball dropped a 10-2 contest at #24 Wichita State Tuesday night at Eck Stadium. The loss snapped the Falcons’ four-game winning streak and dropped the team to 11-11 on the season, while the Shockers improved to 14-6. Wichita State led 5-0 early on, after scoring three in the first and two in the third, and was never really threatened by the Falcons. Shocker starting pitcher Charlie Lowell (4-2) struck out 10 in 5.2 innings to pick up the win. The Falcons ... Full Story

Limitless: Movie Review

Limitless: Movie Review

An Unlimited Movie   By Thomas N. Director Neil Burger's Limitless is a movie of many strengths, creative filming, fast paced action and the story takes the viewer on a rollercoaster ride full of twists and turns. Even the soundtrack adds a great deal to the overall experience. With all these strengths it is easy to forgive its minor problems such as plot holes and Bradley Cooper's less than inspiring acting. Bradley Cooper stars as Eddie Morra, a writer who is limited by writers ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—Tuesday, March 22, Mercury farthest from

Sky Tonight—Tuesday, March 22, Mercury farthest from sunset glare

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet, never strays far from the sun and into Earth’s nighttime sky. Today, however, this world reaches its greatest elongation east of the sun at 7 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time. Mercury swings to the end of its tether, at 19 degrees east of the sun. (For reference, your fist at an arm’s length approximates 10 degrees of sky.) Nineteen degrees east of the sun is ... Full Story

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