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Archive for March, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 5584: Expanding the Universe Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Riess (STScI/JHU), L. Macri (Texas A & M Univ.) et al., Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA) Explanation: Big, beautiful NGC 5548 is more that 50,000 light-years across and lies 72 million light-years away toward the constellation Virgo. The winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 5548 is not just another pretty ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 30, Moon very close to Venus at

Sky Tonight—March 30, Moon very close to Venus at dawn March 31

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Did you see the waning crescent moon and the blazing planet Venus today (Wednesday, March 30, 2011), before sunrise? At morning dawn tomorrow (Thursday, March 31) a thinner lunar crescent will pair up with Venus, which is sometimes called the “morning star.” As seen from the northern hemisphere, the moon and Venus will sit low in the east at dawn. Therefore, you will need an unobstructed view eastward ... Full Story

Larimer County Weed Control & Forestry Customer

The Larimer County Weed Control District and the Larimer County Forestry Program located at 2649 East Mulberry, # 6, at the southwest corner of Summitview and Mulberry, in Fort Collins, have begun summer hours as of April.  The office will be open 8:00 – 4:30, Monday – Friday.   Call ahead to be sure appropriate personnel will be present, or to schedule a time outside of the posted hours. Services include recommendations on weed management and range and pasture restoration, herbicide ... Full Story

A vision of a democratic Libya

A vision of a democratic Libya

The political and international affairs committee of Libya's interim national council presents its eight-point plan for the country The interim national council, formed by opposition groups in Libya, has said it will hold free and fair elections and draft a national constitution. Here is its eight-point plan in full.   A vision of a democratic Libya The interim national council hereby presents its vision for rebuilding the democratic state of Libya. This vision responds to the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 29, Moon and Venus low in east at

Sky Tonight—March 29, Moon and Venus low in east at dawn tomorrow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org As seen from mid-northern latitudes on Wednesday, March 30, the waning crescent moon and the blazing planet Venus will be sitting low over the eastern horizon, starting around an hour before sunrise. Any obstructions – such as trees or houses – might block your view of Venus. The moon will be easier to spot because it will be higher up in the sky. Venus is the third brightest celestial body to light ... Full Story

Death of Steve Sanford

This from Jeff Goody this evening: (March 28)   A very good person passed away today. Steve Sanford left this earth. To my knowelge, he was the 1st person we lost from the Berthoud class of 82. Please say a prayer for Steve as he left a wife and 2 children. He will be missed

Libya, Gaddafi the baby killer

Libya, Gaddafi the baby killer

  Opinion and fact By Gary Wamsley   While the response to President Obama's speech tonight will be varied and his enemies will no doubt attack him. Howerver, the response from the Libyan community is overwhelmingly in support. Here are some example of the "tweets" on the Libyan Youth Movement twitter site. "Americans standing by the Libya and its people set an example that will go down in history." "Great speech from Obama today. Clear, precise goals. ... Full Story

Slices of Life, Doggone good advice from the Cat

Slices of Life, Doggone good advice from the Cat

By: Jill Pertler Meow. It’s me again, the Cat. You may remember my discourse from a previous occasion. Today I’ve brought my vast cat intelligence to fill your ordinary day with a dose of feline insight. Lucky you. I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have the universe at my whiskertips and I’m not afraid to say so. Cats rule the world. Oh sure, humans pay the rent, but we control the house – and all the contents therein. Including the dog. Take my dog (and I mean that in ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 28, Tangle of stars in

Sky Tonight—March 28, Tangle of stars in Berenice’s Hair

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org What we are about to describe requires a dark sky to be seen: a faraway cluster of stars known as Coma Berenices. How can you spot it? One way is to use the famous constellation Leo the Lion, now in the east each evening. Leo is relatively easy to see. The front part of the Lion looks like a backwards question mark, and the back part is a little triangle, which includes the star Denebola, marked on today’s ... Full Story

Eagles’ Opening Round Playoff Schedule Set

WINDSOR, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles announced today the complete schedule for their opening round playoff series against the Quad City Mallards. The teams will square-off in a best-of-5 series to advance in the Central Hockey League's Ray Miron Presidents' Cup playoffs. The complete series schedule (including times) is listed below. Tickets are on sale now. Eagles (#2 Seed) vs. Mallards (#7 Seed) Series Schedule Game 1 - QDC @ COL; Friday, April 1 (7:05 MST) Game 2 - QDC @ COL; ... Full Story

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