SHORT FEATURES

WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
12:51 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 5/23/14

Mercury in Evening Twilight
 

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.  The safe time to view Mercury is after sunset or before sunrise, depending upon the Mercury's orbit.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:24 am
Thu May 15, 2014

As The Worm Turns - Monday, May 12th

Credit Suze Smith

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 & chilly temperatures.

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SHORT FEATURES
2:52 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Mythconceptions

The myth about myths...

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SHORT FEATURES
1:47 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: In the Name of God

Angus got a new tattoo and god has something to do with it.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 5/9/14

Saturn at Opposition

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 10th, its Saturn’s turn to shine!

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AS THE WORM TURNS
7:06 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

As The Worm Turns - Monday, May 5th

The Tarps go on, the tarps come off... gardener Lance Swigart has been dealing with spring frost. He visits with KVNF host Jill Spears.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 4/25/14

Navigating the Night Sky

The Big Dipper is a great starting point for learning the night sky. Located near the pole of the sky, it never completely sets or dips below the horizon—it’s visible in the night sky year-round from the Western Slope! 

The Big Dipper itself is not a constellation, but it resides in one called Ursa Major, the Great Bear, third largest of the 88 constellations. The name originates from the dipper-shaped pattern formed by the seven main stars in the constellation.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, April 21

Credit Suze Smith

Spring chores continue - pruning grapes & raspberries, protecting tender plants from frost, evicting bugs. Host Jill Spears chats with gardening guru Lance Swigart.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
12:19 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, April 14th

Credit Suze Smith

Free Range Radio host Donna Littlefield chats with gardener Lance Swigart. They discuss using a kelp spray to help plants & trees survive spring frosts, along with spring planting chores.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 4/11/14

April’s Total Lunar Eclipse

Late on the evening of April 14th and into the early morning hours of April 15th, skygazers throughout the America’s and much of the Pacific region will be treated to a total lunar eclipse. This eclipse will be the first of two for the year. By the time the sun, earth and moon line up it will have been 857 days or 28 months since we last saw our moon completely in the shadow of our planet.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
2:10 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, March 31st

Credit Suze Smith

Free Range Radio occasional host Scramble Canton chats with KVNF's Gardening Guru Lance Swigart about early spring soil prep & planting .

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 3/28/14

Mars At Opposition

Astronomers use a number of curious words to describe the planets in their orbits, for example, quadrature, conjunction, elongation, and ... opposition.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
6:45 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

As The Worm Turns - Monday, March 24th

Credit Suze Smith

KVNF host Donna Littlefield chats with gardener Lance Swigart about early spring garden chores.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 3/14/14

This is a continuing series on Women in Astronomy.  Today, we meet Margaret Burbidge.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
4:53 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, March 10th

He's b-a-a-a-c-k!
Credit Suze Smith

Monday, March 10th

KVNF host Donna Littlefield speaks with our regular gardening guru, Lance Swigart, about planting spring garlic & other early spring tasks.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
4:47 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, March 3rd

Credit Zephyros Farm & Garden

Monday, March 3rd

KVNF Host Patrick Webb chats with Daphne Yannakakis of Zephyros Farm & Garden about spring chores.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
7:30 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 3/3/14

Today we discuss two giant stars that are easily observed right now and relatively close in the sky.  Aldebaran is an orange giant star, while Betelgeuse is a red super giant.

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WESTERN SLOPE SKIES
4:20 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Western Slope Skies - 2/14/14

This is a continuing series on Women in Astronomy.  Today, we meet Vera Rubin.

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