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#1 Thunderheads

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:13 AM

For those who aren't aware, ...the night sky has more than just stars and constellations to view...there are also 5 planets viewable with the naked eye. This month, Venus and Jupiter have been putting on quite a show right after sunset in the West sky ....be sure to check it out!
http://www.space.com...onjunction.html

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:20 AM

Jeff, thanks a lot! My 5-year-old son loves looking at the stars. When we were in Cincinnati this past weekend, we noticed the two "big stars" next to each other and assumed they were planets. I thought Mars and Venus, but never checked online to double-check. Now I know!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 09:26 AM

Jeff, thanks a lot! My 5-year-old son loves looking at the stars. When we were in Cincinnati this past weekend, we noticed the two "big stars" next to each other and assumed they were planets. I thought Mars and Venus, but never checked online to double-check. Now I know!

My pleasure!
For Mars, you have 2 options. 1) Go look in the EAST at the same angle in the sky for Mars (same time you're looking at Venus and Jupiter) ... the stable , non blinking, reddish dot is Mars. 2) If your'e an early riser, around 5-7am, you can see Mars in the same spot you're view Venus and Jupiter :D

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 12:44 AM

I noticed the two bright stars in the sky last week when it was nice outside. Sadly we havent been able to see them since because of a series of storms that has flowed through the Pacific NW over the last week. I think we only had blue in the sky for about a hour or two total this entire week (with that said, we have had a total of THREE high school games played this week... all three were a week ago tomorrow).
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:06 AM

Cool thanks, now I can tell the boy scouts at our camp out this weekend and sound like I know something about the stars.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:12 AM

Cool thanks, now I can tell the boy scouts at our camp out this weekend and sound like I know something about the stars.


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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:28 AM


Cool thanks, now I can tell the boy scouts at our camp out this weekend and sound like I know something about the stars.


PLANETS


Y'all can really be picky about wording around here! I was thinking I would point out that those are Planets and not stars.....

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:33 AM



Cool thanks, now I can tell the boy scouts at our camp out this weekend and sound like I know something about the stars.


PLANETS


Y'all can really be picky about wording around here! I was thinking I would point out that those are Planets and not stars.....

Relax, I'm not being picky. Big difference between starst and planets. I noticed what you said, and wanted to clarify because you'd feel pretty stupid calling Venus and Jupiter stars at your Boy Scouts camp, ... right? :wave:

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:46 AM




Cool thanks, now I can tell the boy scouts at our camp out this weekend and sound like I know something about the stars.


PLANETS


Y'all can really be picky about wording around here! I was thinking I would point out that those are Planets and not stars.....

Relax, I'm not being picky. Big difference between starst and planets. I noticed what you said, and wanted to clarify because you'd feel pretty stupid calling Venus and Jupiter stars at your Boy Scouts camp, ... right? :wave:


One thing I forget to keep in mind is that you guys only know me from what I post on this site.

I always point out to my boys the stars and the planets. I tell them that planets don't swinkal like stars.

This weekend is the state of Louisiana Boy Scouts Cuboree.... I may need to put all my gear on all weekend to survive this!!!

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:09 AM



Cool thanks, now I can tell the boy scouts at our camp out this weekend and sound like I know something about the stars.


PLANETS


Y'all can really be picky about wording around here! I was thinking I would point out that those are Planets and not stars.....


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