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Astronomy Update

Clouds will make stargazing hard this week, and cold temperatures won’t help.  If the clouds break over your town you will be able to see the Orionid Meteor Shower towards the east. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, meteor, moon, Planets, saturn, shower, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

This is the first week that will be particularly cold for overnight star gazing.  If you have a jacket ready you can still see planets well with low light pollution from the moon. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus, weather

Astronomy Update

Clear skies will make stargazing very easy this week.  Venus is not visible for long during the day, but it is very bright and easy to see in the hours before sunrise. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Clouds will make spotting any planets difficult, but the full moon should be easy to spot.  Another full moon is on the way just in time for Halloween. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Fall kicks off this Tuesday with nice weather for stargazing throughout the week. Tags: astronomy, earth, fall, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Look for a thin crescent moon through next week.  That week’s update will come out early on Tuesday to coincide with the fall equinox. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: earth, equinox, fall, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, sun, venus

Astronomy Update

Temperatures will rise through the weekend, but new clouds will make stargazing a little tough this week.  The moon is on its way out so at least we have less light pollution. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

Astronomy Update

Nights are dipping into the 40s this week, but the moon should be very easy to spot.  Look for planets a few hours after sunset for the warmest conditions. Categories: Weather Blog, Weather Notes Tags: astronomy, earth, jupiter, mars, mercury, moon, Planets, saturn, SPACE, stars, venus

UND Space Studies Department Does Fifth “Mars” Mission

The crew did 12 experiments including growing plants and testing new space suits

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — There aren’t many space studies departments in the world but it just so happens there’s one in Grand Forks. “It was founded by Buzz Aldrin actually, the space studies department,” said Prahbu Victor. Since UND’s program began in the 1980’s, the department has given students who have a love and curiosity of everything to do with…

Jefferson Elementary Student Wins Earth-themed Poster Competition

Her fifth grade class won a lunch with Mayor Mahoney

FARGO, N.D. — A fifth grade class at Jefferson Elementary School had a special guest for lunch: Mayor Tim Mahoney. The pizza lunch was to celebrate the winner of a poster competition hosted by the city of Fargo. The theme was “Coming Together for the Earth,” with the goal of encouraging people to recycle. Teachers, along with the city’s recycling coordinator,…