Pburkey

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Date registered: March 4, 2011

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  1. What’s Up in the Sky — June 1, 2017
  2. What’s Up in the Sky — May 1, 2017
  3. What’s Up in the Sky — April 1, 2017
  4. What’s Up in the Sky — March 1, 2017
  5. What’s Up in the Sky — February 1, 2017

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Jun 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – June, 2017 The Great American Solar Eclipse The monthly meeting of the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association on January 16, 1992 promised to be a fairly interesting event. Our guest was the accomplished Muskegon astrophotographer, Bill DeVette, who would be giving a talk titled, “Blackout in Baja”, during which he …

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May 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – May, 2017 Leo, the “Star” of the Spring Sky Springtime is great. The trees leaf out, the flowers start to bloom, the songbirds return to their feeders and baths. But the sky does not follow suit. The winter constellations are drifting toward the western horizon and the summer constellations …

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Apr 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – April, 2017 Science as a Candle in the Dark* Holland (the country, not the city) has a rich history when it comes to science, especially astronomy. In 1600 the Italian Roman Catholic scholar, Giordano Bruno, was burned at the stake for his beliefs, among other things, that the universe …

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Mar 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – March, 2017 Planets Everywhere Planets have been in the news a lot lately. After an historic flyby of Pluto in 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft continues toward its next target, Kuiper Belt object MU69, a small (estimated diameter of 30 miles, maximum), icy world orbiting the Sun beyond the …

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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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