Monthly Archives: June 2013

“Supermoon” comes and goes, Earth abides

Well, we survived another minor astronomical “event” that some folks feared as a potential killer. I read comments from apparently completely uninformed posters on the Internet about their expectations of more crime, earthquakes and other natural disasters. The fact is, … Continue reading

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Chances improving for daytime Venus sightings

Your chances of observing Venus in broad daylight are improving, now through the end of the year. The image to the left shows the orientation of the crescent moon and Venus as seen from Denver, looking southwest, about a half … Continue reading

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Extraterrestrial visitations? My response

  Over the past few semesters there seems to have been an upsurge in interest in "fringe" topics and pseudoscience among my students. I’m not sure it is surge in interest so much as a maybe an increase militancy among … Continue reading

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