SHORT FEATURES

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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Western Slope Skies
8:15 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Western Slope Skies 6/21/13

This is the first in a series of Western Slope Skies episodes about Women in Astronomy.  We hope that, in some manner, these inspire our young female listeners to become involved in astronomy.

On June 16, 1963, the Russians launched Vostok 6.  The lone astronaut on board was Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.  She was in space for 48 orbits over three days.  In her single mission, she logged more time in space than all the American astronauts who had been in space to that date combined.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
11:52 am
Sun June 16, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Pueo

Missy Rogers

Pueo, the indigenous Hawaiian owl, reminds me that death dwells among the living.

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SHORT FEATURES
4:37 pm
Fri June 14, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: Naked Fear

To be naked and stared at is a primal fear.

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Western Slope Skies
8:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Western Slope Skies 6/7/2013

Have you ever attended a night sky session and heard people talk about Messier 13 or Messier 6?  Today we discuss the man whose list is a legacy that still excites astronomers over 200 years later. 

Charles Messier was born in France on June 26, 1730.  He became interested in astronomy at a young age.  In 1751, the French Navy hired Messier as an assistant astronomer in Paris. 

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun June 2, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Guerilla Healer

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

John, with his Cockney accent and rough humor, is a camouflaged, guerilla healer.

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SHORT FEATURES
12:12 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Confessions of a Heavy Thinker: DMT

MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun May 26, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Waltzing Matilda

Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, May 26, 2013  (Repeat)

A song for Memorial Day.

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Western Slope Skies
11:14 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Western Slope Skies 5/24/2013

This week, just after sunset, we can see an amazing grouping of  planets in the western sky.  From May 24 until May 29, Venus, Jupiter, and Mercury will fit within a 5 degree circle – less than half the width of your fist held at arm’s length!   On May 26 these planets will be within 2 and one half degrees of each other – only half the apparent distance between the pointer stars of the Big Dipper!    

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun May 19, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - Rocking Chairs

Missy Rogers

Our physical inheritance offers clues about our ancestors

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SHORT FEATURES
2:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Twin Brothers' History Tells of Local Farming from 1930-1950

A collection of old tubs hanging on the former Beezley ice house.
Marty Durlin

A few weeks ago on the iseechange report, we covered the story of orchardist Will Beezley’s journals from the 1930s, 40s and 50s that are being transcribed on thealmanac.org by local farmer Amber Kleinman. Through reading the journals, Kleinman not only learned about historical farming and weather in the North Fork, but also caught a glimpse of Will Beezley’s life. Now that life has been further illuminated by Beezley’s grand-nephew, Larry Beezley.

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MYSTIC'S ALMANAC
10:00 am
Sun May 12, 2013

The Mystic's Almanac - The Mother's Club

Missy Rogers

When my boys were born, a friend initiated me into "The Mothers Club."

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Western Slope Skies
5:23 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Western Slope Skies 5/10/2013

“Hey, can you see the flag in that thing?!”  It’s a question that makes us wince when observing the moon at astronomy outreaches.  The answer is…Maybe if you were aboard NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter… but, all six of the flags are now faded to white, and the first one blew over when the Apollo 11 lunar module blasted off departing the moon.  

From our backyards, the moon, our closest celestial neighbor, is easily observed by the unaided eye  as it moves through its changing phases.  During the next two weeks, the moon will move from new to nearly full.

 

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