Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ bringing you the December 2014 Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.
In this month of December, it is fitting to see a manger in the western sky just below a cross shaped pattern of stars. The manger is Lyra (the Harp), and the cross is being held by St. Helen (Cygnus (the Swan). This religious interpretation of these star patterns were made by a German lawyer, Julius Schiller, in a star atlas he had published in the 17th Century.
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.
Hello! I’m Karl Hricko for United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, bringing you the July Astronomy Update for the WNTI listening area.
The Vikings were Mariners, Pathfinders, and Surveyors as they took the Opportunity to set out on their Odyssey in the Spirit of world Explorers. Interestingly enough, these names, in boldface print, just happen to be the names of some of the probes which we’ve sent to Mars in the spirit of world explorers.