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Archive for April, 2011

Sky Tonight—May 1, Star hopping from constellation

Sky Tonight—May 1, Star hopping from constellation Orion

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Rebecca wrote, “What is ‘star hopping?’ What does that mean?” Rebecca, amateur astronomers use star hopping to go from stars and constellations they know … to ones they do not know yet. First, look for noticeable patterns on the sky’s dome. One very easy pattern to find at this time of year is the constellation Orion the Hunter. You will find it descending in the west after sunset. Orion is ... Full Story

Jabaily Community Service Scholorships

Jabaily Community Service Scholorships

Five Thompson School District graduating seniors were recipients of the Jabaily Community Service Scholarships for 2011. The Jabaily Community Service Scholarship Fund, in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, commemorates Dr. Joe Jabaily's generous human qualities and his deep commitment to community service. The scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior or seniors in the Thompson School District. The award is available to any college bound senior in good ... Full Story

Laying my Mother’s Day cards on the table

Rev. James L. Snyder I am not one given over to gambling unless you call life a gamble and then all bets are off. I do not even play the lottery because I would end up paying out $1,987.14 in order to win $10. I have a difficult time parting with my money because I am a Pennsylvania Dutchman; at least that is my excuse. That being said, there is only one area of my life where I indulge in a certain amount of gambling. That area is Mother's Day cards. I am at a complete loss when it comes ... Full Story

Turner Middle School, Students of the Month of April

Turner Middle School, Students of the Month of April

TMS April Student of the Month           Kayla Schloemer  - 6th grade Kayla does a super job being engaged in every classroom discussion. She does a nice job on her writing assignments and all her class projects. Keep up the great work.                         Shannyn McEntee – 6th grade Shannyn is a good friend to all. She has a ... Full Story

Johnstown church calls off fundraiser for couple

Johnstown church calls off fundraiser for couple accused of child abuse

  Coloradoan Johnstown church calls off fundraiser for couple accused of child abuse JOHNSTOWN — A Catholic parish has called off a fundraising event to benefit a couple accused of abusing their children citing "controversy," 9Wants to Know has learned. Read more       The Denver Channel.com Parents Accused Of Torturing 3 Adopted Russian Sisters LARIMER COUNTY, Colo. -- A Larimer County couple is charged with abusing three adopted Russian sisters, ... Full Story

Rush Take 1-0 Series Lead in Turner Conference Finals

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The defending Central Hockey League champion Rapid City Rush took a 1-0 series lead with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Eagles in Game 1 of the Turner Conference Finals. The rivals played a low-scoring game before Rapid City added an empty-net goal in the final seconds to account for the final score. Rapid City out-shot Colorado 18-10 in the first period, while going 1-3 on the power play to take a 1-0 lead into the first intermission. The score could have easily been ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Tycho! Tycho! burning bright In the darkness of the night, What exploding white dwarf star Did frame thy remnant from afar,   Tycho's Supernova Remnant X-Ray Image Credit: NASA / CXC / F.J. Lu (Chinese Academy of Sciences) et al. Poem: Alice Allen (apologies to William Blake) Explanation: Tycho! Tycho! burning bright In the darkness of the night, What exploding white dwarf star Did frame thy remnant from afar, In the distant deep dark skies Under gaze of human ... Full Story

April 30, Watch for Venus and moon east before sunrise

April 30, Watch for Venus and moon east before sunrise May 1

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Given an unobstructed eastern horizon and clear skies, many people around the world should be able to see the waning crescent moon with the planet Venus at morning dawn tomorrow (Sunday, May 1). At mid-northern latitudes – like those in the continental US – the moon and Venus sit close to the eastern horizon around 60 to 45 minutes before sunup. Understanding waning crescent moon The farther north ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly constellation Corvus, two large galaxies collided.   The Antennae Image Credit & Copyright: Acquisition and data reduction - Andrey Oreshko (Elena Remote Observatory), Processing - Dietmar Hager (stargazer-observatory) Explanation: Some 60 million light-years away in the southerly constellation Corvus, two large galaxies collided. But the stars in the two galaxies, cataloged as NGC 4038 and NGC 4039, don't collide in the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 29, Five planets before sunrise

Sky Tonight—April 29, Five planets before sunrise April 30. .

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Only Venus easily visible We show the moon and planets for about 30 minutes before sunrise tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) as seen from North American mid-northern latitudes. At mid-northern latitudes all around the world, the only two worlds that you are likely to see before sunrise tomorrow are the moon and blazing planet Venus. Look for them low in the east some 60 to 30 minutes before sunup. Binoculars ... Full Story

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