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Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the October Starwatch for the WNTI.ORG Who started Halloween? It was the Seven Sisters in heaven. Actually, we can only see six of them. These are the six visible stars in the Pleaides star cluster. In Greek mythology, […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the September Starwatch for WNTI.ORG Who compared motion of the planets to the sound of music? It was Johannes Kepler, known for his three Laws of Planetary Motion. Later in 1619, he wrote “The Harmony of the World”. […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the August 2020 Starwatch for the WNTI. So who invented the telescope? It was credited to Hans Lippershey in 1608. In1609, Galileo   made his own telescope, and pointed it to the sky. And thus, the beauty and mystery […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ, and the National Space Society bringing you the April Starwatch for WNTI.ORG. New ideas and discoveries in science sometimes occur unexpectedly, and at times, unrecognized. Aristarchus of Samos conjured up a heliocentric or sun centered idea of our solar system in 3 BC. It […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the national Space Society, bringing you the January Starwatch for the WNTI listening area. Is January the first month of the New Year? Well it is- on the Gregorian calendar which we now use. This is not true of the other 40 or more […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the December Starwatch for the WNTI listening area. An international mission of several probes were sent out by the European Space Agency in 1986, to investigate the mysteries of Halley’s Comet. The mission was named “Giotto”, after an […]


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