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Sky Tonight—March 25, The westward shift of Orion

Sky Tonight—March 25, The westward shift of Orion and all the stars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org We got this question: Orion seems to have moved and turned considerably in the last two weeks. Will Orion disappear before summer? The answer is that all the stars and constellations shift westward as the seasons pass . . . and they also move westward in the course of a single night. Orion is no exception. Exactly when Orion will disappear from the evening sky – into the sunset – depends on your ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  Martian Moon Phobos from Mars Express Credit: G. Neukum (FU Berlin) et al., Mars Express, DLR, ESA; Acknowledgement: Peter Masek Explanation: Why is Phobos so dark? Phobos, the largest and innermost of two Martian moons, is the darkest moon in the entire Solar System. Its unusual orbit and color indicate that it may be a captured asteroid composed of a mixture of ice and dark rock. The above picture of Phobos near the limb of Mars was captured in November, 2010 by the ... Full Story

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

Libya, Afghan War, Ukraine

    Friends in High Places Judy Bachrach With their invasion of Libya, the US, France, and Britain have entered into a risky, multi-dimensional conflict that could stretch well beyond a few weeks. Where, wonders Judy Bachrach, is the military assistance that the Arab League, who so vehemently petitioned the allies to launch their attack and who will be so clearly affected by the fallout from the Libya crisis? Read More       Fantasies ... Full Story

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO

Udall Urges Swift Transfer of Command in Libya to NATO Today, as international coalition forces continued to make progress in their push to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya, Mark Udall reiterated his belief that Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi gave the international community no choice but to launch military action.  But Udall, a member of the Senate’s Armed Services and Intelligence committees, added that he has a number of concerns about the future of the U.S. role in the conflict.  Ultimately, ... Full Story

Administrative Matters, Larimer County Commissioners,

Administrative Matters March 29, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins   Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Continue with Agenda at 9:00 am Agenda Public Comment 9:00-9:05 a.m.   Approval of Minutes for the Week of March 21. 9:05-9:08 a.m.   Review of the Schedule for the Week of April 4. 9:08-9:11 ... Full Story

Luck ran out for 682 Colorado drivers over St.

Luck ran out for 682 Colorado drivers over St. Patrick’s Week

            DENVER, CO- The Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies arrested 682 Colorado drivers for impaired driving over the St. Patrick’s Day DUI “Heat is On!” enforcement period, which occurred March 11-18, 2011. During that time period, five people were killed on Colorado roadways, but none of those fatalities was alcohol-related according to preliminary information. The Colorado Department of ... Full Story

Killing Civilians in Afghanistan is Terrorism

By Pat Kennelly Afghans expect Americans to see the terrorism they bring to this poor country in the name of fighting terrorism. In Kabul, on the same day that Der Spiegel released photos documenting American soldiers posing with the bodies of civilians they murdered, the Transitional Justice Coordinating Group (TJCG, the umbrella organization for NGOs in Afghanistan that are pursuing transitional justice), gathered Afghan, Australian, American, and German peacemakers to discuss methods to ... Full Story

Man sentenced in child pornography case

Montrose County resident sentenced to federal prison for possession of child pornography DENVER – David W. Tunget, age 47, of Montrose County, Colorado, was sentenced on March 11, 2011 by U. S. District Judge Philip Brimmer to serve 188 months (over 15 years) for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney John Walsh and FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Michael Rankin announced. Following his term of imprisonment, Judge Brimmer ordered Tunget to serve an additional 20 years on ... Full Story

Alex Sabados Day of Kindness

Alex Sabados Day of Kindness

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Boston Moonrise Image Credit & Copyright: Dennis Di Cicco (TWAN) Explanation: Last week's Full Moon was hard to miss. Rising on March 19, its exact full phase occurred within an hour of perigee, the closest point in the Moon's orbit to Earth. As a result it appeared some 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a Full Moon near apogee, the most distant point in the elliptical lunar orbit. Seen here, the near perigee Full Moon still hugs the horizon, distorted by ... Full Story

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