Meteor Showers http://kvnf.org en Western Slope Skies 8/30/13 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-83013 <p>Just about any clear night provides an invitation to go outside and see what’s up. Some nights, however, might offer a special attraction: a meteor shower; a conjunction between the Moon and a bright star or planet; or even a lunar eclipse. If you are a beginner stargazer you can maximize your sky watching efforts by taking a few simple steps.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:05:49 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 15286 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 8/30/13 Western Slope Skies 8/2/2013 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-822013 <p>The Perseid meteor shower sprinkles the night sky with shooting stars in August.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The meteors are bits of icy and rocky debris left behind by the Comet </span><a href="http://cometography.com/pcomets/109p.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Swift-Tuttle, </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">which was discovered in 1862. As Earth flies through the comet’s path, some bits of comet dust slam into the atmosphere at tens of thousands of miles per hour. They quickly vaporize, creating bright but brief streaks of light in the night sky.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:08:50 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 13976 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 8/2/2013 KVNF Local Newscast Friday, August 2, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-local-newscast-friday-august-2-2013 <ul dir="ltr"><li id="docs-internal-guid-737ef537-3f65-86f1-626b-2723fb78d0ac" style="line-height: 1; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:bold;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Allegiant Air Again Offering Flights from Arizona and California to Montrose This Winter</span></li><li style="line-height: 1; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="font-size:16px;font-family:'Times New Roman';color:#000000;background-color:tra Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:26:03 +0000 Marty Durlin 13973 at http://kvnf.org