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AS THE WORM TURNS
4:09 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

As the Worm Turns - Monday, Jan. 13

As the Worm Turns episode aired Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

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Western Slope Skies
8:15 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Western Slope Skies 1/17/14

For this episode of Western Slope Skies from the Black Canyon Astronomical Society, we learn about the planet Jupiter, which can be seen shining bright in the night skies of January.

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AS THE WORM TURNS
11:48 am
Tue January 7, 2014

As the Worm Turns: Monday, Jan. 6th, 2014

Credit Suze Smith

As the Worm Turns aired Monday, Jan. 6th, 2014

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Western Slope Skies
10:42 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Western Slope Skies 1/3/14

For the latest episode of Western Slope Skies from the Black Canyon Astronomical Society, we'll learn about the bright stars of winter. 

Gaze to the east at about 8 PM on a clear January evening and enjoy the bright and colorful stars of winter.  A star chart, planisphere, or smart-phone App may help you navigate. 

The centerpiece of our wintery celestial display is the constellation Orion, now well above the southeastern horizon. 

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Western Slope Skies
11:17 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Western Slope Skies 12/20/13

As the holidays approach, the days shorten, bringing with them our glorious Western Slope night skies.  Joining us to celebrate the season is a brilliant cluster of stars, called the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters. 

Rising on our eastern horizon, the Pleiades first appears as a cloud-like thumbprint.  As your eyes adapt to the darkness, you’ll be able to pick out point-like stars, as many as six or seven. 

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CONFESSIONS
10:58 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker - Strawberry Shortcake

Weekly essay by Angus Stocking. This episode aired on Thursday, Dec. 19th & Sunday, Dec. 22nd.

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Pass the Mic
2:48 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Pass the Mic 2013: The Video Collection

The youth reporters from the 2013 round of Pass the Mic have produced some entertaining and informative videos. They interviewed members of the community that represented different sectors of the local economy, including agriculture, energy, arts, healthcare, and recreation.

They also interviewed a group of teens, asking them what it's like to be a teenager in the North Fork Valley. Enjoy their videos below!

Agriculture: An interview with hops farmer, Glen Fuller, and Mike King, and owner and brewer of Revolution Brewery.

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Western Slope Skies
8:15 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Western Slope Skies 12/6/13

Look low in southwest as the sky darkens in early December. That brilliant “evening star” is actually not a star, but the planet Venus. 

Venus is at its brightest now, in part because it’s relatively close by, only about 35 million miles from Earth. Venus is so very bright that it can cast shadows, and it’s sometimes confused with airplane landing lights, or even reported as a UFO. 

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SHORT FEATURES
3:56 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Buzzed

SHORT FEATURES
3:32 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: I am what I am

MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun November 24, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Memory Bundles

Missy Rogers

How can I best pass ancestral wisdom to those who follow: with physical objects OR stories?

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Western Slope Skies
9:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Western Slope Skies 11/22/13

For this episode of Western Slope Skies, a look at the moons of Jupiter, and the two Galileos - the man and the machine.

In 1610, Galileo Galilei became the first person to observe another planet, Jupiter, and its 4 largest moons, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, and Io.   For the next 380 years, most scientists believed that those moons were similar to our Moon, that is, rocky spheres without activity or atmosphere.   

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Western Slope Skies
12:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Western Slope Skies 11/8/13

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.

ISON is a ‘sun grazer’ comet, as it will pass only 700,000 miles from the sun on November 28th.  This distance is less than the sun’s diameter!

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Western Slope Skies
12:47 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Western Slope Skies 10/25/13

Did you know that the Big Dipper is NOT a constellation?  It’s actually an asterism - a pattern of stars in the sky, much like a pattern of clouds.  

While there are many asterisms that are commonly known, none of them are constellations.  Other fall and winter asterisms include the Little Dipper, the Winter Hexagon, and the Great Square of Pegasus.

The Big Dipper is part of the constellation, Ursa Major, the Great Bear.  What most people see as the handle of the Big Dipper is the tail of the bear, while the bowl of the dipper is part of the body of the bear. 

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SHORT FEATURES
1:54 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Smoker

It's never too late to start...

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