Pburkey

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Date registered: March 4, 2011

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  1. What’s Up in the Sky — July 7, 2019
  2. What’s Up in the Sky — June 3, 2019
  3. What’s Up in the Sky — May 4, 2019
  4. What’s Up in the Sky — April 1, 2019
  5. What’s Up in the Sky — March 4, 2019

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Jul 07

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – July, 2019 A Golden Anniversary It’s rather incredible to me that it has been fifty years since I saw that static-filled image of a man in what looked like a white deep sea diving suit hopping off a short ladder to step onto the surface on the Moon. July …

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Jun 03

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – June, 2019 The Start of a New Season Newcomers to the hobby of amateur astronomy quickly learn that observing objects and events of interest takes preparation and planning as well as cooperative weather. Part of the planning is knowing what to look for and when to see it. Another …

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May 04

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – May, 2019 Einstein’s Eclipse One hundred years ago everything changed. Not all at once, not even as the years progressed, but by the end of the twentieth century what had begun on May 29, 1919 would dominate our technology. For it was on that day that a total solar …

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Apr 01

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – April, 2019 Seeing Double Many readers are familiar with double stars, the most well known probably being two stars in the handle of Ursa Major, the Big Dipper. Mizar, the bright star in the bend of the handle, and Alcor, its fainter companion, form a binary pair, known to …

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Mar 04

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – March, 2019 We Should Bestow Awards on These Stars In like a lion out like a lamb is usually a phrase that refers to the weather in March. But there’s also a connection to the constellation Leo, the lion, that will dominate the southern sky during the month of …

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