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

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Astronomy Update
10:21 am
Mon May 11, 2015

May Astronomy Update

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

As I look around, the houses are arranged in neat patterns - surrounded by beautiful trees and shrubbery.   It looks like a typical well-groomed community.   Looking more closely, there’s something that’s missing.  There are no highways or cars!  Another strange thing is that I feel lighter as I go into different areas.  How do you explain all this?  Actually, this community is part of an orbiting space settlement.  

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Astronomy Update
10:39 am
Wed April 22, 2015

United Astronomy Clubs of New Jersey ASTRONOMY DAY 2015 Saturday, May 9

Free Astronomy Presentations And Solar Observing*
North East Branch of Warren County Library
40 US Highway 46 West, Hackettstown, NJ, 908-813-3858

1 PM – General Astronomy, Matt Heiss, NWJAA
2 PM – Meteorites, Walter Rothaug, RAC
3 PM – Northern Lights, Gregg Waldron, NWJAA

Free Evening Presentation and Star Party*
UACNJ Observatory, Jenny Jump State Forest, Hope, NJ
7 PM – Solar Eclipse and Northern Lights, Tony Hoffman, AAA
8 PM – Astronomy for Beginners, Ken Taylor, NWJAA

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Astronomy Update
8:37 am
Fri March 27, 2015

April 2015 Astronomy Update

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

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Astronomy Update
12:30 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

WNTI Astronomy Update for February 2015

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

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Astronomy Update
4:37 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

January Astronomy Update

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

 

Ring in the New Year.  It’s January, the first month of the year.  But is that true for all cultures through history?   A calendar is an artificial system that we try to match up with the actual motion of the Earth around the Sun.  The problem is that there isn’t an even number of days in a year.

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