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Community briefs: August 5, 2015

Community briefs: August 5, 2015

Stars and meteors Join David Ward for some stargazing and meteor shower observation on Tuesday (Aug. 11) at Sun Mountain Lodge. The free event begins at 8 p.m. Call 996-4735 for more information. Celebration in Oroville Pacific Northwest Trail Days will be celebrated Saturday (Aug. 8) on Kernan Road in Oroville. The free event celebrates...
Soak up a meteor shower in August

Soak up a meteor shower in August

August is the month for celestial fireworks and we do not even have to worry about the pyrotechnics lighting any fires. At almost mid-month, simply look up for a show emanating from the heavens above, the Old Faithful of shooting stars, the Perseid meteor shower. They are not really actual stars flying across the sky, of...
Stay up late for June stargazing

Stay up late for June stargazing

There is not much time for stargazing in June because the days are so long, with the summer solstice arriving on June 21. If you can stay up late enough to see any stars, look for the Summer Triangle coming up in the east just after it gets dark. Three bright stars outline this large...
Planets galore in May skies (and some stars, too)

Planets galore in May skies (and some stars, too)

A sure sign of spring for stargazers is the sight of the Big Dipper swinging up into the northeastern sky on an evening in May. If you are ever lost at night and it is too dark to see your GPS, use the pointer stars at the end of the bowl of the dipper to...
Eclipse brings ‘blood moon’ this weekend

Eclipse brings ‘blood moon’ this weekend

By David Ward
One of the most memorable stories from the ancient Greeks is written in the stars of the autumn sky. Look high up into the northeast early in the evening for a “W” of five fairly bright stars. A dimmer sixth one turns the W into a chair. That is Cassiopeia the...
Jupiter and Venus are the ‘stars’ of March evenings

Jupiter and Venus are the ‘stars’ of March evenings

By David Ward The two brightest planets rule the night sky in March: Jupiter in the east and Venus in the west, with all the bright stars of winter in between. The two planets are getting closer together and will continue to do so all spring. In June they will pair up in the west...
Visit the strangeness that is Jupiter in February

Visit the strangeness that is Jupiter in February

By David Ward
One of the most memorable stories from the ancient Greeks is written in the stars of the autumn sky. Look high up into the northeast early in the evening for a “W” of five fairly bright stars. A dimmer sixth one turns the W into a chair. That is Cassiopeia the...
Rediscover Venus this winter

Rediscover Venus this winter

By David Ward
One of the most memorable stories from the ancient Greeks is written in the stars of the autumn sky. Look high up into the northeast early in the evening for a “W” of five fairly bright stars. A dimmer sixth one turns the W into a chair. That is Cassiopeia the...
Consider our sun’s place in the universe

Consider our sun’s place in the universe

By David Ward
On a clear winter night, go outside and look up into that star-filled dome above. There seems to be millions of them, but if your eyesight is excellent and the sky is really dark, you can see about 4,500 stars. Now here is an interesting fact: Almost all of those stars...
Lots of drama in November skies

Lots of drama in November skies

By David Ward
One of the most memorable stories from the ancient Greeks is written in the stars of the autumn sky. Look high up into the northeast early in the evening for a “W” of five fairly bright stars. A dimmer sixth one turns the W into a chair. That is Cassiopeia the...