Pburkey

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Date registered: March 4, 2011

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  1. What’s Up in the Sky — February 1, 2017
  2. What’s Up in the Sky — January 3, 2017
  3. What’s Up in the Sky — December 3, 2016
  4. What’s Up in the Sky — September 1, 2016
  5. What’s Up in the Sky — March 1, 2016

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Feb 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – February, 2017 There’s Much to See When the Sky Clears February usually does not lend itself to stargazing for several reasons – bad weather, cold nights, and bad weather. It is unfortunate because on clear nights there is quite a bit to see. You probably have noticed the bright …

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Jan 03

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – January, 2017 2016 – An Historic Year for Astronomy This is a time of year traditionally known for reflection and anticipation and last year was also been a year of milestones for astronomers. It seems appropriate to look back on major events and discoveries that will make 2016 historic. …

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Dec 03

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – December, 2016 December’s Sky Has Much to Offer December can be a frustrating month for observing due to its notoriously bad weather, but the legends and lore associated with those hidden sky wonders can add wonder to the season. Venus is currently doing a good job posing as the …

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Sep 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – September, 2016 Earth’s Cousin May Be Very Close By Algebra doesn’t change much. The Algebra I taught at St. Augustine Seminary HS in 1970 was pretty much the same as the Algebra I taught at Fennville HS in 2002. Astronomy, on the other hand, does change . . . …

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Mar 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – March, 2016 In the Middle Ages (before science) it was generally believed that heavier objects would fall to Earth faster than lighter objects. Some of my students still believed that twenty years ago. Galileo Galilei thought otherwise and just to demonstrate his theory (according to legend) he went to …

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