SHORT FEATURES

SHORT FEATURES
12:04 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Angels

Guardian angels are easy to find.

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Western Slope Skies
8:15 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Western Slope Skies 10/11/13

This is the third in a series on Women in Astronomy.  Today, we meet Caroline Herschel.

Caroline Herschel was born in Hanover, Germany in 1750.  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.

In 1772, Caroline moved to England and joined her brother, William, who was already working in astronomy and music.  Over time, they gradually left music and became full-time astronomers.

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Western Slope Skies
9:39 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Western Slope Skies 9/27/13

Early fall nights can be crisp, but it’s rewarding to go out after dark on these clear, moonless evenings to see some stars and constellations in our Western Slope skies.   

Rising in the northeast just after dark, you will find a group of stars that looks like a “W” on its side.  These stars are part of the constellation Cassiopeia, which commemorates a queen in Greek mythology.  

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AS THE WORM TURNS
5:14 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

As the Worm Turns 2013: Tips from Lance, the Gardener

Suze Smith

Listen to all the invaluable tips from local gardener, Lance Swigart, from the 2013 growing season. 

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SHORT FEATURES
12:31 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Taboo

MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun September 8, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Pushing Limits

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, Sept. 8th, 2013

Pushing limits stretches and strengthens; endless pushing, though, creates a "baggy monster."

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Western Slope Skies
10:05 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Western Slope Skies 8/30/13

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.

Start with a star chart, and/or a Planisphere or a star-charting app that runs on a smart phone, tablet, or PC.  These are valuable tools in learning the night sky, displaying any number of sky objects for any hour of the night.

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SHORT FEATURES
1:54 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Wizard of Ozes

  The man behind the man behind the curtain...

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SHORT FEATURES
1:38 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Measure for Pleasure

How many units of pleasure are contained in a bottle of scotch?

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Western Slope Skies
9:08 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Western Slope Skies 8/2/2013

The Perseid meteor shower sprinkles the night sky with shooting stars in August.

The meteors are bits of icy and rocky debris left behind by the Comet Swift-Tuttle, 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.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:34 am
Sun July 28, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Corn God

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, July 28th, 2013

In the Celtic calendar, Lughnasadh (August 1st) marks the sacrifice of the Corn God and the beginning of the harvest.

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Western Slope Skies
8:53 am
Fri July 19, 2013

Western Slope Skies 7/19/13

This is the second in a series on Women in Astronomy. 

In the early 1900s, Henrietta Swan Leavitt discovered a characteristic of certain variable stars that is still used today to measure astronomical distance. 

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CONFESSIONS
3:00 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Religion As an Infectious Disease

Aired Thursday, July 18 & Sunday, July 21, 2013.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun July 14, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Power

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, July 14th, 2013

What is the motor and fuel for three types of power: power over, power with, and imminence?

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CONFESSIONS
5:41 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Go Forth and Lose

Lessons learned (or not) from an ancient game.

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Western Slope Skies
1:22 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

Western Slope Skies 7/5/2013

While there are always objects of interest to see in the night sky throughout the year, the summer sky is unique in that it offers us a view into the very center of the Milky Way, our home galaxy.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun June 30, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Fame

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, June 30th, 2013

What do I want to be famous (or infamous) for?

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:08 am
Sun June 23, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Summer Fullness

Missy Rogers

Summer peak in an alpine wilderness.

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