Category Archive: What’s Up In The Sky

Peter Burkey's monthly news articles from the Holland Sentinel

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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Apr 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – April, 2018 The April Sky Has Much to Offer Sky watchers in April should enjoy a month that begins with the appearance of one of the brightest objects in the sky, the planet Venus. Considering the clear weather we’ve been having recently (rather unusual for March) many readers have …

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Mar 02

What’s Up In The Sky?

Do We Spend Too Much on NASA? Mark Rober is probably not a name familiar to many people. That’s too bad because he has a very interesting YouTube channel which you can easily find by typing his name into the search window. His latest post is the inspiration for this month’s column. Its title is …

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