Astronomy

Health & Science
1:43 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Marking the Summer Solstice with Astronomy Contributor Jean Creighton

Saturday the 21st of June marks this years Summer Solstice.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with contributor Jean Creighton.

After a long winter of what felt like Wisconsin’s own “Polar Vortex,” it’s time to escape from under our roofs and enjoy the longest day of the year. 

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Health & Science
5:45 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

How Astronomers Conduct Research

Astronomers who stay Earth-bound use telescopes to collect data of objects in space. Here is a telescope at the George Observatory. home to the 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope.
Credit Bill Jacobus, flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North speaks with Lake Effect contributor Dr. Jean Creighton.

When the whole universe is out there to explore, how do astronomers decide what questions they want to ask?

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Health & Science
3:48 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Milwaukee Astronomer Will Fly High into Stratosphere Aboard NASA Aircraft

NASA's SOFIA aircraft will take two Milwaukee educators and others into the stratosphere to collect data on the universe using a special infrared telescope.
Credit NASA/Carla Thomas

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

A Milwaukee astronomer is about to take the trip of a lifetime, traveling 45,000 feet into the sky aboard a NASA aircraft.

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Health & Science
2:00 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

2013's Top 5 Astronomical Stories

Curiosity is testing rock samples on Mars.
NASA

Throughout 2013, Dr. Jean Creighton kept her eye on astronomical news. From a fireball in Russia to the Kepler Telescope, Creighton highlights her top five stories of the year.

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Health & Science
3:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

What Happened to All Those Moon Rocks?

The crater Daedelus is on the far side of the Earth's moon. This image was taken by Apollo 11.
Credit NASA

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

The Apollo moon missions (11 through 17, minus the infamous 13) collected more than 800 pounds of moon rock. But whatever happened to those samples?

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Health & Science
2:44 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Pluto Has Five Moons? And More Facts You Didn't Know About the Former Planet

The Pluto system
Credit NASA

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton about Pluto's moons.

Even though it's no longer considered a planet, Pluto still excites the imagination as it skims the outer reaches of our solar system.

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Health & Science
10:28 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Exo-Planets Could Hold Key in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

The "gap" in this young star's surrounding disc of gas and dust indicates that new exo-planets are being made.
Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astrophysicist Dr. David Latham.

An astrophysicist says the search for extraterrestrial life is about to get interesting.

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Health & Science
2:35 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

5 Neat Facts About Neptune's New Moon

Neptune now has fourteen moons.
Credit wikipedia.

Lake Effect's Bonnie North talks with Lake Effect contributor Jean Creighton.

Scientists have discovered a new moon for Neptune, raising its number of moons to fourteen.

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Health & Science
2:23 pm
Thu June 27, 2013

Forget the Dark Side - Explore the Moon's Red, Blue and Super Sides

Astronomy contributor Jean Creighton concludes our moon series.
Credit Twinkletoez/Flickr

Lake Effect's Bonnie North interviews astronomy contributor Jean Creighton.

Whether it’s super, or blue, or crescent, the moon has many faces. But what exactly are they?

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