Pburkey

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Date registered: March 4, 2011

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  1. What’s Up in the Sky — November 28, 2017
  2. What’s Up in the Sky — November 1, 2017
  3. What’s Up in the Sky — October 21, 2017
  4. What’s Up in the Sky — August 1, 2017
  5. What’s Up in the Sky — July 6, 2017

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Nov 28

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – December, 2017 2017 – An Historic Year for Astronomy What must it be like to devote an entire career to the study of a particular field and in a period of about two months have two discoveries made for the first time in history? That’s what has happened to …

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Nov 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – November, 2017 Halloween and Astronomy? Happy Halloween! This being the first time this column has been published on Halloween, I thought it might be fun to see if there was any connection between the holiday and astronomy. Turns out there is. And it stems from the customs and beliefs …

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Oct 21

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – October, 2017 An Historic Mission Comes to an End On September 15, the Cassini spacecraft became part of Saturn when it melted into its atmosphere upon its final descent from orbit. NASA sent out a tweet that said, “Earth received Cassini’s final signal at 7:55 a.m., ET. Cassini is …

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Aug 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – August, 2017 THIS IS IT! In June I wrote about the wonders of witnessing a total solar eclipse like the one coming up on Monday, August 21, and encouraged readers to do some web searches for “information on locations and methods of safe viewing.”  Now, for those traveling to …

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Jul 06

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – July, 2017 Observe Three Planets This Month July can be a great month for sky watching in spite of certain drawbacks.  First and foremost is the fact that the Sun sets after 9:00 p.m. all month, which means it doesn’t get dark enough for viewing until after ten.   …

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