Category Archive: What’s Up In The Sky

Peter Burkey's monthly news articles from the Holland Sentinel

May 04

What’s Up in the Sky

What’s Up in the Sky – May, 2020 Isolation Isn’t All Bad Throughout history, pandemics have had considerable influence in the course of human events, some great, some small. Most experts agree that the current situation will end up being in the first category. So I did some research into the connection between pandemics and …

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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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