Pburkey

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Date registered: March 4, 2011

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  1. What’s Up in the Sky — May 4, 2019
  2. What’s Up in the Sky — April 1, 2019
  3. What’s Up in the Sky — March 4, 2019
  4. What’s Up in the Sky — February 12, 2019
  5. What’s Up in the Sky — December 31, 2018

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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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Feb 12

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – February, 2019 Ultima Thule – A Blast From the Past Late last year, an object with a very interesting name was in the news. That was Ultima Thule, the latest discovery made by the New Horizons spacecraft. Go to https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html, click on “Archive” and look at the photo from …

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Dec 31

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – January, 2019 January Features the Moon and Planets Whether you’re a late night person or an early bird, January has something for everyone. You may recall last January 31st when there was a rare (the last one was in 1866) Super Blue Blood Moon, when the Moon is not …

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