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Heavenly News

"Heavenly News" articles written by Observatory Docents appear in local publications.   This educational outreach provides information about current cosmic events and announces upcoming observatory special events.  Click the link below to view past articles as a PDF file. 

December 9, 2013 - "Ophiuchus – The Serpent Bearer"

November 25, 2013 - "A Holiday Comet"

November 11, 2013 - "The 2013 Leonids"

October 14, 2013 - "The Signatures of Stars (Colors and Spectra)"

September 30, 2013 - “International Observe the Moon Night”

September 16, 2013 - "Asteroids"

September  2, 2013 - "Uranus and Neptune – Our Outer Jovian Planets"

August 19, 2013 - "Cygnus – The Swan in the Summer Sky"

July 30, 2013 - "The Perseid Meteor Shower"

July 8, 2013 - "The Life and Death of Stars!"

June 19, 2013 - "Venus: The evening Star"

June 5, 2013 -"Mercury Rising"

May 13, 2013 - "Solar Saturdays at the Community Observatory"

April 29, 2013 - "Becoming an Observatory Docent"

April 15, 2013- "Astronomy Day at the Community Observatory"

April 3, 2013 - "Saturn is Back"

March 4, 2013 - "A Comet Cometh"

February 18, 2013 - "Solar Astronomy, Here Comes the Sun!"

February 6, 2013 - "Jupiter and its Satellites"

 

January 13, 2013 - "The Night Sky in 2013"

January 7, 2013 - "Seeking the Small Bear, Ursa Minor"

December 19, 2012- "Ursa Major the Great Bear"

November 5, 2012 - "Dance of the Constellations – Pegasus the Winged-Horse"

October 15, 2012 - "Aquarius - Water Bearer Or Cup Bearer"

October 2, 2012 - "The Constellation Andromeda"

September 17, 2012 - "Dance of the Constellations: Cassiopeia the Queen"

September 3, 2012 - "Night Magic Sky"

August 20, 2012 - "Lyra - the Lyre"

July 16, 2012 - "Dance of the Constellations: Draco the Dragon"

July 2, 2012 - "The Crown Jewel Returns"

June 18, 2012 - "Sagittarius the Centaur Archer"

June 4, 2012 - "A Date with Venus"

May 21, 2012 - " Dance of the Constellations, Virgo, the Maiden"

May 7, 2012 - “Annular Solar Eclipse this Month!”

April 2, 2012 - "Dance of the Constellations, Hydra the Serpent"

March 19, 2012 - "Dance of the Constellations – Taurus the Bull"

March 5, 2012 - "Boötes the Herdsman"

February 6, 2012 -"Dance of the Constellations – Canis Major, the Great Hunting Dog"

January 16, 2012 - "Dance of the Constellations - Perseus the Hero"

January 2, 2012 - "Dance of the Constellations: The Hunter Rising"

December 19, 2011- “Get Ready for Mars in 2012”

December 5, 2011 - “Venus, the Evening Star”

November 21, 2011 -"Old Faithfuls of the Night Sky"

November 7, 2011 - "Imaging the Heavens"

October 17, 2011 - “Jupiter at Opposition

October 3, 2011 - "By the Light of the Moon"

September 19, 2011 - "Uranus at Opposition"

September 2, 2011 - "Our Local Group"

August 15, 2011 - “Neptune in Opposition

August 1, 2011 - " Old Faithfuls of the Night Sky - Summer and Fall Meteor Showers"

July 18, 2011 - "Sagittarius and the Milky Way Center”

July 4, 2011 - “Becoming an Observatory Docent

June 20, 2011- "Marking Time"

June 6, 2011 - "The Summer Triangle"

May 16, 2011 - "Going to a Star Party

May 2, 2011 - "National Astronomy Day – What’s it All About?"

April 18, 2011 - "Saturn Is Back"

April 4, 2011 - "First Class Stargazing"

March 14, 2011 - "Mercury Update"

March 7, 2011 - "Sun-Earth Day Celebration"

February 21, 2011 - “The Galaxies of Ursa Major”

February 7, 2011 - "Binocular Astronomy"

January 17, 2011 - "The Big Bang - How Did It All Start?

January 3, 2011 - " How the Community Observatory Works"

December 20, 2010 - “Where Did The Moon Go?”

December 6, 2010 - Why Are the Zodiac Constellations Special?

November 15, 2010 - " Meteor Showers and the Occasional Storm"

November 1, 2010 - "Status Report on the Sun"

October 18, 2010 - "Uranus and Neptune"

October 4, 2010 - “Close Call with a Comet

September 20, 2010 - "Jupiter’s Spots"

September 7, 2010 - "Follow the Arc"

August 16, 2010 - “Our Galaxy, the Size of North America?”

August 2, 2010 - “The Sun, Four Planets and a Meteor Shower”

July 19, 2010 - "Dance of the Planets in Our Summer Skies"

July 5, 2010 - “Astronomy or Astrology?

June 21, 2010 - "Whaterver Happened to Pluto?"

June 7, 2010 - "Solar Viewing"

May 17, 2010 - "Spots On The Sun"

May 2, 2010 - "Saturn"

April 19, 2010 - "Astronomy Day"

April 5, 2010 - "Little Brother to the Evening Star"

March 1, 2010 - "Observing Galaxies"

February 23, 2010 - "A Night at the Observatory"

January 14, 2010- "Mars in Opposition"

January 1, 2010 - "The Solar System 2010"

December 16, 2009 - "Mysterious Christmas Star"

December 7, 2009 - “Orion, the Hunter

November 16, 2009 - “Lovely Leonids

November 5, 2009 - "The Crab Nebula, a Nebulous Remnant in the Milky Way"

October 19, 2009- "Unveiling Venus"

October 5, 2009 - “More than Just a Faint Fuzzy”

September 24, 2009 - “History of the Cameron Park Community Observatory

September 7, 2009 -“Jupiter's Galilean Moons

August 17, 2009 - "Confessions of a Teenage Docent"

August 3, 2009 - "Catch A Falling Star"

July 20, 2009 - “The Milky Way

July 6,2009 - "Black Holes"

June 15, 2009- "Star Clusters"

June 1, 2009- " Life of Stars"

May 15, 2009 - "You are invited to a Star Party"

May 4, 2009- “What’s Up with the Sun?

April 15, 2009- "Whirlpool Galaxy"

March 31, 2009- “Observing our Cosmic Neighbors”

March 17, 2009 - "Did Someone Steal Saturns Rings?"

March 2, 2009 - "Light Pollution"

February 15, 2009 - “Our Solar System”

February 1, 2009 - "Moon Over Placerville"

January 10, 2009 -“2009:  The International Year of Astronomy”

December 25, 2008 - "The Mysterious Christmas Star"

December 15, 2008 - "Enjoying Binocular Astronomy"

December 1, 2008 - "Lassoing the Moon"

November 3, 2008 - "Leonids Meteor Shower"

October 13, 2008 -“A Blessing in Disguise”

September 30, 2008 - "Star Clusters"

September 1, 2008 - “Venus, Our Sister Planet

August 15, 2008 - "Doughnuts and Dumbbells"

July 30, 2008 - "What does it take to be an Observatory Docent?"

June 27, 2008 - "By Jove"

June, 12, 2008 -“Our Mysterious Moon”

June, 2008 - "What's In A Week"

May 12, 2008 -“Getting to Know Constellations”

April 20, 2008 - "Spectacular Saturn"

April 7 , 2008 - "Galaxy Season is open for Viewing ”

March 17, 2008 - "Messier Around All Night"

March 3, 2008 - "Messier Objects or some Non-Comets"

February 18, 2008 - "February's Stunning Total Lunar Eclipse"

February 2, 2008 - "Color in the Night Sky"

January 21, 2008 - "Check Out The Morning Sky"

January 7, 2008 - "Mars - The Red Planet"



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