Archive for May 10, 2011
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org As the moon lights up the sky this evening, everyone will see the moon fairly close to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo. The moon is not flat, but tonight’s first quarter moon does appear to have a “flat” edge to it. The apparently flat edge of the moon at the quarter phase is called the “terminator.” No, that is not a reference to a Schwarzenegger sci-fi movie. Instead, it refers to ... Full Story
WELD COUNTY, Colo. – This month, the Weld County 150th Anniversary web site takes a look at the history of transportation in Weld County. From the surveyors who crossed the county on foot, measuring the West 66 feet at a time, to the railroads that linked Weld County to the rest of the state and the country, our county’s transportation history is interesting and unique. Leon Sievers, a professional land surveyor for the county, explains how the West, including Weld County, was mapped ... Full Story
The Bridge-Between show choir will hold the finale concert of the year on Friday, May 13 in the BHS auditorium at 7:00 p.m. This free concert features performances by The Bridge-Between show choir and we will also honor the talented seniors - Marie Allison, Katie Kouns and Amelia Rael.
Stars, like bees, swarm around the center of bright globular cluster M15. This ball of over 100,000 stars is a relic from the early years of our Galaxy, and continues to orbit the Milky Way's center. Globular Cluster M15 from Hubble Credit: ESA, Hubble, NASA Explanation: Stars, like bees, swarm around the center of bright globular cluster M15. This ball of over 100,000 stars is a relic from the early years of our Galaxy, and continues to orbit the Milky Way's center. M15, one of ... Full Story