Pburkey

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Date registered: March 4, 2011

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  1. What’s Up in the Sky — March 30, 2020
  2. What’s Up in the Sky — March 2, 2020
  3. What’s Up in the Sky — February 2, 2020
  4. What’s Up in the Sky — January 6, 2020
  5. What’s Up in the Sky — December 2, 2019

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Mar 30

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – April, 2020 A Great Month Ahead I am excited about the coming month. Not only will there be some very nice observing opportunities and historic events to remember, but an event of great personal significance will occur, one which I plan to observe. April will start off with a …

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Mar 02

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – March, 2020 How NASA Missions Are Born Voyager, Pioneer, the Curiosity Rover, the Hubble Telescope and the New Horizons space craft all have one thing in common – they were all conceived, built, and delivered to NASA by its contractors. But not all missions are alike in these ways, …

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Feb 02

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – February, 2020 It’s Venus If you venture out any time after sunset and look to the southwest, you will be sure to spot a very bright light high over the horizon. Several friends have asked me about it so I thought I would satisfy everyone’s curiosity and confirm your …

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Jan 06

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – January, 2020 Important Work Being Done by Spacecraft Lately I have found myself writing about things most readers will never see, mostly due to the weather, but timing, observing site availability and other commitments all affect our observing experience. So my topic to kick off the new decade is …

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Dec 02

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – December, 2019 A Look Back at History and Up at the Planets Nineteen sixty eight was both a very bad and a very good year. The Smithsonian Magazine devoted an entire issue to 1968 as several historical events occurred that year, not all of them very uplifting, to say …

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