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

Ways To Connect

Hello!  I’m Karl Hricko for United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society – bringing you the July Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.

It lies in a shadowy zone well beyond the Sun, in a place that brings it the name for the god of the underworld.  Its companions are from the world of Dante and other parts of the underworld.  Charon, Styx, Nyx, Kerberos, and Hydra are all names of these dark figures which are attracted to Pluto – the god of the underworld. 

Hello!  I’m Karl Hricko for the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, and the National Space Society - bringing you the June Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.

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.  

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

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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