Astronomy

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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

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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

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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

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Celestial showtime

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

Sagittarius one of sky’s best views

Greetings, stargazers. Just after dark this month, the Milky Way crosses the sky almost directly overhead in a north-south band. While the weather is still warm, this would be a great time to...

DATE: Sept. 9, 2015 | COLUMN: What's up in Durango Skies

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Get a telescope, see an asteroid tonight

It’s 750,000 miles away, but really, that’s pretty close. On Monday night a “near-Earth” asteroid will fly through a cluster of stars known as the Beehive, in the eastern sky, at 35,000 mph. While...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Solar studies

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partial solar eclipse this afternoon

Look, it’s a bird, it’s a plane ... no, it’s a solar eclipse. The eclipse is scheduled to start at 3:18 p.m. today, reach its height at 4:36 p.m., and end at 5:42 p.m. And one of the first things...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Super moon’? Meteors? Maybe

Stargazers may be in for a treat starting today, when two celestial shows will collide. One of the year’s brightest meteor showers will occur at the same time as a so-called “super moon.” A “super...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Star party Saturday at Mancos State Park

Members of the Four Corners Stargazers Astronomy Club will host a star party at dark Saturday at Mancos State Park. For those who want to learn more about the night sky over Colorado, the club will...

DATE: July 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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‘Blood moon’ rising

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Seeing stars through Navajo eyes

Studying the world – and skies – around us isn’t just the purview of Western science. On Thursday, a traveling planetarium exhibit called “Navajo Eyes” made a stop at Durango Discovery Museum. In...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News