Pburkey

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Date registered: March 4, 2011

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  1. What’s Up in the Sky — February 12, 2019
  2. What’s Up in the Sky — December 31, 2018
  3. What’s Up in the Sky — December 2, 2018
  4. What’s Up in the Sky — November 19, 2018
  5. What’s Up in the Sky — July 2, 2018

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Feb 12

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – February, 2019 Ultima Thule – A Blast From the Past Late last year, an object with a very interesting name was in the news. That was Ultima Thule, the latest discovery made by the New Horizons spacecraft. Go to https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html, click on “Archive” and look at the photo from …

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Dec 31

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – January, 2019 January Features the Moon and Planets Whether you’re a late night person or an early bird, January has something for everyone. You may recall last January 31st when there was a rare (the last one was in 1866) Super Blue Blood Moon, when the Moon is not …

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Dec 02

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – December, 2018 Bright Stars Make Their Way Into December’s Sky I was recently in a local Meijer store admiring a very nice seasonal display depicting a winter nighttime scene complete with snowy hills and pine trees, a horse-drawn sleigh, reindeer, and a dark, starry sky. But what really got …

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Nov 19

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – November, 2018 Getting a Closer Look at Mercury Of all the planets, it is not surprising that the one that has been visited and studied by spacecraft from Earth the most often is Mars. It is nearby and relatively easy to get to although it is also very difficult …

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Jul 02

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – July, 2018 Harmony Has Long Been Sought in the Sky If you are out in the country, the sounds of summer have replaced the silence of winter in the starry skies. Night birds, cicadas, and crickets accompany the “music of the spheres”, which refers to the ancient belief that …

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