Astronomy

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and National Space Society, bringing you the July 2022 Starwatch for WNTI.ORG. In what constellation can we find the North Star? Some would say “In the Big Dipper”. It’s at the end of the handle in the Small Dipper. It’s also called Polaris because our […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the May Starwatch for WNTI.ORG. Has any human ever walked on the Moon?  The U.S. is the only country that had 6 astronauts to land and walk on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 – beginning with Apollo […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the April Starwatch for WNTI.ORG How do we get information about the stars and the planets? The only way is from analyzing the light coming from them. But the light produced by the stars and the light reflected […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the March Starwatch for WNTI.ORG So what does the month of March and the planet Mars have in common? They both represent Mars, the god of war and turbulence. On the Roman calendar, it was called “Martius as […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society bringing you the January Starwatch for the WNTI.ORG audience. HAPPY NEW YEAR! We are now beginning a new orbit around the Sun. That’s how we measure a year.  January was placed as the first month of the year by the […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society bringing you the December Starwatch for WNTI.ORG It appeared to be a brightly shining star in the East. It was what we now call the “Christmas Star”. The travelers following this “star” were said to be Magi, kings or […]


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