Category Archive: Member Articles

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Mar 15

Alien Hunter Speaks in Grand Rapids

Interview with Senior SETI Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak – March 15, 2010 By Peter Burkey Dr. Seth Shostak is a self described alien hunter. Author of the book “Confessions of an Alien Hunter: A Scientist’s Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence”, Dr. Shostak is the Senior Astronomer at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute and host …

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Aug 25

A Shopping Adventure Up North

August 25, 2008 By Jim Reier While vacationing in Traverse City this weekend my wife and I found ourselves touring the many parks and small towns that surround Grand Traverse Bay. My most memorable encounter came while travelling to Lighthouse Point at Leelanau State Park. We stopped at Suttons Bay to take in the local …

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Feb 21

Luner Eclipse Best in Years

by Peter Burkey February 21, 2008 Mother Nature provided us with a magnificent spectacle last Wednesday night in the form of a marvelous total eclipse of the moon accompanied by sparkling snow on the ground and clear skies up above. Tuesday night, as I watched the almost – full moon appear between the passing clouds, …

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Dec 25

Star of Bethlehem

by Peter Burkey Many of the world’s religions, both current and historical, have connections with things astronomical. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the earth’s ancient people all observed the same sky full of awe inspiring objects. It is no wonder,then, that stars play an important role in many religions and to Christians …

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Jun 30

Venus and Saturn

Image of Venus and Saturn captured by Peter Burkey on Saturday June 30th.

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