Dr. Karl J. Hricko

Contours science editor and host

After serving four years in the Air Force as a flight engineer, Dr. Hricko has received degrees in science education from NYU, NJ City State University, and Rutgers University. He is presently teaching "Astronomy" at Centenary College and is past president of the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ.  As WNTI's science editor, Dr. Hricko producess segments for Contours, and conducts a monthly astronomy update.

Dr. Hricko has done research with the Hubble Space Telescope, and has given extensive lectures in Astronomy on topics such as "The Colonization of Space", "Is There Life Beyond Earth?", and "Famous Women in Astronomy". He also writes various astronomy articles. His hobbies include singing, acting, playing guitar, and writing poetry...

"I believe a leaf of grass is no less
than the journey - work of the stars"
                    - Walt Whitman

Astronomy Update
9:14 am
Wed November 12, 2014

ASTRONOMY UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2014

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ bringing you the November Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.

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Astronomy Update
8:54 am
Tue October 14, 2014

October 2014 Astronomy Update

Hello!  This is  Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ bringing you the  October Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.

I’m moving in orbit around some planet in our Solar System. 
 it has about 27 moons.  These moons go around it like lights on a Ferris Wheel.  That means that this planet is tipped on its side as it goes around the Sun.  If you wanted to celebrate your birthday, you’d have to wait 84 years.

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Astronomy Update
8:45 am
Thu September 11, 2014

September 2014 Astronomy Update

Hello! This is Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ bringing you the September Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.

In the past, a common explanation of the hazy white path called the Milky Way, is that it is smoke rising to the heavens from sacrificial offerings.

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