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Jimmy Westlake: Welcome to the dog days of summer

The use of the phrase “dog days” can be traced back over 2,000 years to the early Greek civilization.

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Jimmy Westlake: Yampa River Star Party this Friday

This coming Friday evening, I will be conducting a summer stargazing event out at the Yampa River State Park campground, three miles west of Hayden on U.S. Highway 40, beginning at 9 p.m.

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Jimmy Westlake: Scorpius livens up the summer sky

This celestial scorpion scurries across our southern sky on summer evenings, so this month is prime time for scorpion hunting.

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Jimmy Westlake: Stagecoach Star Party will ‘Embrace the Moonlight’

You are invited to join me and other astronomy enthusiasts from around the community for the Stagecoach Star Party at 9 p.m. Saturday June 18 at the Morrison Cove Boat Ramp on the south shore side of Stagecoach State Park.

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Jimmy Westlake: A dark horse in the Milky Way

Once the lingering twilight of late spring fades, you can see the misty star clouds of the Milky Way arching across our summer sky, from the northeast, all the way to the south.

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Jimmy Westlake: Look for spectacular Saturn

There is no bigger celestial “wow” moment than seeing the planet Saturn through a telescope for the first time.

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Jimmy Westlake: Meet the Crow and the Cup

Winging his way across our springtime sky is a delightful little constellation named Corvus, the Crow.

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Jimmy Westlake: Earth-Mars close encounter

Night owls and early risers might have noticed recently a dazzling orange object shining low in the southern sky in the hours near midnight.

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Jimmy Westlake: Hectostar — 100 Little Diamonds

In about an hour, “Hectostar” had written itself. Here it is. Enjoy.

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Jimmy Westlake: See rare transit of Mercury Monday

For seven and a half hours on May 9, Mercury will slowly transit all the way across the face of the sun, although, we in Colorado won’t see the entire event.

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