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EarthSky Tonight—August 20, Star-hop from Big Dipper

EarthSky Tonight—August 20, Star-hop from Big Dipper to Arcturus and Spica

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The Big Dipper pops out into your northwestern sky on August evenings. On August 3, we star-hopped from the Big Dipper to Polaris, the North Star. Tonight, we star-hop to two bright summer stars: Arcturus and Spica. As shown on our sky chart, we extend the Big Dipper handle “to arc to Arcturus and to drive a spike to Spica.” Arcturus is the brightest star in your western sky, so you cannot miss this yellow-orange ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Friday, August 20, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m., 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). Our guest speaker for this Friday is Meinte Veldhuis, president of the Little Thompson Science Foundation, which operates the LTO. The title of his talk will be: "Finishing the Construction of the LTO.” Mr. Veldhuis will discuss the various construction objectives and challenges from the past 5 years, since the board ... Full Story

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