Astronomy

Proposed drilling near Hovenweep criticized for potential harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Durangoans turn their heads up to see solar eclipse

Durangoans gathered in several places Monday to watch the total solar eclipse make its way across the sky. Although the eclipse was only about 80 percent here, it drew crowds because of its rarity....

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petrogylph suggests ancestral Puebloans recorded eclipse at Chaco Canyon

Get ready, because on Monday, there’s going to be an onslaught of total-solar-eclipse photos posted to social media, and in all likelihood, even some selfies where your friends’ heads eclipse the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Montezuma-Cortez schools cancel solar eclipse event

Citing safety and cultural issues, Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 has canceled Monday’s eclipse-viewing events. On Friday on its website , the district released a statement from...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

For Durangoan Faye Schrater, a third total solar eclipse sets her apart

Faye Schrater and her husband, Durango Mayor Dick White, are repeat eclipse viewers. Their interest will take them to eastern Wyoming next month to see the total solar eclipse as it makes a pass...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durangoans plan to travel far and wide to view eclipse

We asked, you told us. Durango residents are planning trips to see the eclipse in its totality. Here’s where they are going: Paul Hoffman Traveling to: Wyoming or Nebraska Hoffman plans to rent a...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eyes to the sky

This astronomical event will take place on Aug. 21, the first one to cross the U.S. since 1991. NASA estimates 500 million people will be able to see it, in partial or in total form. Q: What is a...

DATE: July 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apollo 17 astronaut and moonwalker to visit Anasazi Heritage Center

The Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host Harrison H. “Jack” Schmitt, who will present the lecture “Of Coyotes and Moon Landings” on Saturday, July 29....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument to kick off night-sky program

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky. The new interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: April 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Ignacio library program examines the moon

The Ignacio Community Library will sponsor International Observe the Moon Night at 7 p.m. Saturday. This is an annual worldwide public event that encourages observation, appreciation and...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Leap Year: One giant leap for mankind

Hail, Caesar! Not a common greeting since the fall of the Roman Empire, but it’s appropriate today as La Plata County residents wake up ready to enjoy Feb. 29. We can credit Julius Caesar, who...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celestial showtime

DATE: Sept. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News