astronomy

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 […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko for the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the September Starwatch for WNTI.ORG. Did you know that the Sphinx has an astronomic riddle? What happens when the Sun sets on the right shoulder of the Sphinx?  It marks the spring and the autumn equinoxes. It’s […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of the United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the November Starwatch for WNTI.ORG. Did you know that your head is getting older than your feet? That’s because your head is farther away from the gravity of the Earth. This is a result of Einstein’s Relativity […]

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 […]

Hello! I’m Karl Hricko of United Astronomy Clubs of NJ and the National Space Society, bringing you the November Starwatch for WNTI.ORG. Can we save daylight? Well, our days are the result of the Earth rotating once every 24 hours. No matter what we do, the day is still 24 hours. We really can’t do […]


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