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.
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.