Western Slope Skies http://kvnf.org en KVNF Regional News: Friday, March 28, 2014 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-news-friday-march-28-2014 <p></p><p><b>Newcast</b></p><ul><li><div>&nbsp;Wrecked plane pulled from Ridgway Reservoir</div></li><li><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Budget debate begins in Denver</span></div></li><li><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oprah Winfrey buys property in Mountain Village</span></div></li><li><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ridgway school superintendent could leave the district</span></div></li><li><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colorado Water Plan, explained&nbsp;</span></div></li><li><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Western Slope Skies</span></div> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:19:05 +0000 Patricia Naft 23928 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 1/31/14 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-13114 <p>When you look at the night sky with the naked eye, everything that you see is in our Milky Way Galaxy.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:42:32 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 21642 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 1/31/14 Western Slope Skies 1/17/14 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-11714 <p>For this episode of Western Slope Skies from the <a href="http://www.blackcanyonastronomy.com/INDEX.HTM">Black Canyon Astronomical Society,</a> we learn about the planet Jupiter, which can be seen shining bright in the night skies of January.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:15:00 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 21078 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 1/17/14 Western Slope Skies 1/3/14 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-1314 <p>For the latest episode of Western Slope Skies from the <a href="http://www.blackcanyonastronomy.com/INDEX.HTM">Black Canyon Astronomical Society,</a> we'll learn about the bright stars of winter.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gaze to the east at about 8 PM on a clear January evening and enjoy the bright and colorful stars of winter.&nbsp; A star chart, </span>planisphere<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, or smart-phone App may help you navigate.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:42:10 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 20568 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 1/3/14 KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, January 3, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-friday-january-3-2013 <p></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Long Lines, Eager Customers Reported at First Day of Legal Pot Sales in Denver, Telluride</li><li>Town of Marble's Lawsuit Against 9th&nbsp;Judicial District DA Complicates Theft Case</li><li>San Miguel Power Association and DMEA Warn Customers about Scams</li><li><em>Western Slope Skies&nbsp;</em> - the Bright Stars of Winter Fri, 03 Jan 2014 17:35:17 +0000 Travis Bubenik 20567 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 12/20/13 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-122013 <p>As the holidays approach, the days shorten, bringing with them our glorious Western Slope night skies.&nbsp; Joining us to celebrate the season is a brilliant cluster of stars, called the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rising on our eastern horizon, the </span>Pleiades<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> first appears as a cloud-like thumbprint.&nbsp; As your eyes adapt to the darkness, you’ll be able to pick out point-like stars, as many as six or seven.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:17:19 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 20106 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 12/20/13 KVNF Regional Newcast: Friday, December 20, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newcast-friday-december-20-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Montrose County Sheriff's Sergeant on Leave after Child Abuse Allegations</li><li>Ouray County Mine Cited for Nearly 100 Safety Violations</li><li>Hickenlooper Calls for Bipartisanship Next Year</li><li>San Miguel County Commissioners Approve Funding for EcoAction Partners</li><li>Tree Hunting in one of Colorado's National Forests</li><li><em>Western Slope Skies -&nbsp;</em>The Star Cluster Pleides Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:26:21 +0000 Travis Bubenik 20102 at http://kvnf.org KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, November 22, 2013 http://kvnf.org/post/kvnf-regional-newscast-friday-november-22-2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>More Details Emerging after Ouray Mine Accident</li><li>Missing Ouray Woman Found Dead</li><li>Small Companies Worried about New Air Pollution Rules</li><li>Identity of Person Killed in Plane Crash Still Not Released</li><li><em>Western Slope Skies -&nbsp;</em>The Two Galileos and the Moons of Jupter</li><li>KVNF Sports Report Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:39:10 +0000 Travis Bubenik 18929 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 11/8/13 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-11813 <p>Comet ISON has been in the news for more than a year now. Discovered in September 2012, the comet should now be visible with binoculars or a small telescope.</p><p></p><p></p><p>ISON is a ‘sun grazer’ comet, as it will pass only 700,000 miles from the sun on November 28<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp; This distance is less than the sun’s diameter!</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:00:00 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 18647 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 11/8/13 Western Slope Skies 10/11/13 http://kvnf.org/post/western-slope-skies-101113 <p>This is the third in a series on Women in Astronomy.&nbsp; Today, we meet Caroline Herschel.</p><p>Caroline Herschel was born in Hanover, Germany in 1750.&nbsp; Her early life was a conflict between her father, who wanted her to be educated in music and science, and her mother, who thought that household chores were the appropriate life for a woman.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1772, Caroline moved to England and joined her brother, William, who was already working in astronomy and music.&nbsp; Over time, they gradually left music and became full-time astronomers.</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:15:00 +0000 Black Canyon Astronomical Society 17078 at http://kvnf.org Western Slope Skies 10/11/13