Short Features en Western Slope Skies - 7/18/14 <p><strong>The Evening Sky in Late July</strong></p><p>The Sun sets late on these long summer days, and it’s not fully dark until almost 10 PM.&nbsp; And, because of this week’s late-rising moon, the sky remains dark long after twilight, allowing us great views of the Milky Way and the stars of summer.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:52:38 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 28846 at Western Slope Skies - 7/18/14 Western Slope Skies - 7/4/14 <p>Pluto a planet?&nbsp; Not a planet?&nbsp; Beloved Disney Dog?</p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:50:44 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 28199 at Western Slope Skies - 7/4/14 Western Slope Skies - 6/20/14 <p><strong>June Solstice</strong></p><p>With the arrival of warmer temperatures, perhaps you’ve been enjoying some outings to the mountains or a float trip on a river.&nbsp; While there is no doubt that summer is in full swing here in western Colorado, it’s not until this coming Saturday that the Universe makes it official.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:43:43 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 27701 at Western Slope Skies - 6/20/14 As the Worm Turns - Monday, June 2nd <p></p><p>This is the final "short" version of 'As the Worm Turns,' as aired Monday, June 2nd, during Free Range Radio. Beginning Tuesday, June 10th, the feature expands to a full half-hour, live call-in format, airing every Tuesday at 6:30 pm. Be sure to tune in, and call 527-4866 or 1-866-KVNF-NOW with your gardening questions!</p><p></p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:32:55 +0000 Jeff Reynolds & Jill Spears 27562 at As the Worm Turns - Monday, June 2nd Western Slope Skies - 6/6/14 <p><strong>Light Pollution</strong></p><p></p><p>Those of us that live on the Western Slope are no stranger to spectacular scenery. The jagged peaks, chiseled canyons, and expansive plateaus of western Colorado are treasures that we all cherish. But one of our most spectacular natural wonders may also be one of our least appreciated: our incredibly dark and pristine night skies. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 16:08:21 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 26977 at Western Slope Skies - 6/6/14 As the Worm Turns - Monday, May 26th <p>Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield talks with gardener extraordinaire Lance Swigart.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 19:21:24 +0000 Jeff Reynolds & Donna Littlefield 26589 at As the Worm Turns - Monday, May 26th As the Worm Turns - Monday, May 19th <p>KVNF's "Guru of Gardening," Lance Swigart, keeps us informed about spring chores. He chats here with host Jill Spears</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 20:55:29 +0000 Jeff Reynolds 26446 at As the Worm Turns - Monday, May 19th Western Slope Skies - 5/23/14 <p><strong>Mercury in Evening Twilight</strong><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Have you ever seen the planet Mercury? When conditions are near optimal, Mercury is easy to see. However, optimal conditions are rare, and many casual observers search for Mercury without success. This is because of the planet’s proximity to the sun.&nbsp; The safe time to view Mercury is after sunset or before sunrise, depending upon the Mercury's orbit. Fri, 23 May 2014 18:51:29 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 26406 at Western Slope Skies - 5/23/14 As The Worm Turns - Monday, May 12th <p>KVNF host Cyn Holder chats with gardener Lance Swigart, who, like many in Western Colorado, is busy protecting his garden from the recent late spring snowfall &amp; chilly temperatures.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 17:24:16 +0000 Jeff Reynolds 26041 at As The Worm Turns - Monday, May 12th Western Slope Skies - 5/9/14 <p><strong>Saturn at Opposition</strong></p><p>Last month on the program we learned that only the five superior planets can be at opposition. The fast movement of our planet’s orbit brings us between those five planets and the sun every year. In April, Mars was at opposition. This month, on Saturday, May 10<sup>th</sup>, its Saturn’s turn to shine! Fri, 09 May 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Jeff Reynolds 25652 at Western Slope Skies - 5/9/14