Posts from the 'Earth & Beyond' category
In this edition of StarDate Susitna, producer Kathleen Fleming talks primarily about the fading of Comet ISON, Comet Lovejoy now visible through binoculars, and the dependable Geminid Meteor Shower which should peak the night of Friday the 13th.
Earth and Beyond host and producer Robin Song tells about the sudden coming of winter, a couple of birdy surprises, and daily winter life at the ranch.
Winter arrived on November ninth with a big ol’ snowstorm. Snow began falling in the morning and continued on throughout the day and into the night. By the next morning fifteen inches had fallen on the ranch. (more…)
Kathleen Fleming, the host, researcher and producer of this Earth and Beyond program tells listeners what you can see on a clear, starry night this week, and continues the discussion about calendars of the world.
Host and producer Kathleen Fleming does some research into different types of calendars and how the dates of holidays are determined. That, plus what’s up in the night sky, as usual, in this Earth and Beyond program.
Natural Observations writer, host and producer Robin Song shares her first weeks with a new puppy. Text follows audio.
How do you introduce a puppy to the Alaskan way of life? That was the question before me as I drove to Soldotna on October 5th to go get my newest family member. She is an English Shepherd, who was born on August 5th. (more…)
Kathleen Fleming, host and producer of this week’s Earth and Beyond program touches on the equation of time, the new moon, a hybrid solar eclipse, the Islamic new year, Saturn and the Sun, the crescent moon and Venus, and Jupiter at the beginning of his retrograde loop, in this 11 minute audio.
An All Hallows Eve edition: The activities of the moon, the question of whether or not you can see Venus this time of year from the Susitna Valley, the astronomical basis for Halloween, and how the celebration of this cross-quarter day is becoming more global. Kathleen Fleming, the researcher, writer, host, and producer, contributes StarDate Susitna to KTNA’s Earth and Beyond program.
In this Earth and Beyond program, Kathleen examines each entry in her Astronomy wall calendar, from the Orionid meteor shower to the discoveries of Giovani Cassini, and more: