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Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 7-23-2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Partial solar eclipse in New Zealand in 2008. (Credit: Greg Hewgill)

More audio paragraphs from a previously aired StarDate Susitna (this one from June) about what to expect during the solar eclipse August 21st, whether you’ve made plans to travel to the path of totality, (thousands of miles of traffic jams?, food shortages?) or will be here in the upper Susitna Valley (where we’ll hope for clear skies that morning).

Photo is about what the Aug 21 eclipse will look like from the Upper Susitna Valley, but only through eclipse shades! Eclipse shades still available at KTNA.

 

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 7-16-2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

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More audio paragraphs from a past Stardate Susitna program about the diversity of public events for those in the path of totality.  Also, up-to-date information about viewing the the solar eclipse from Talkeetna. It’s happening August 21st. Eclipse shades still available at KTNA.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 7-9-2017–The upcoming solar eclipse, part 2, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Partial solar eclipse in New Zealand in 2008. (Credit: Greg Hewgill)

This is about what the Aug 21 eclipse will look like from the Upper Susitna Valley, through eclipse shades.

More audio paragraphs from past Stardate Susitna programs, with information about the solar eclipse, happening August 21st.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 7-2-2017–The upcoming solar eclipse, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, July 2, 2017

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Here are some audio paragraphs

  from past Stardate Susitna programs,

with information about the solar eclipse,

happening August 21st.

 

 

Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 6-18-2017, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Kathleen for StarDate

The activities of the moon, an explanation of Summer Solstice (the exact time is 8:24 Tuesday the 20th at this latitude), and more about what to expect if you’re traveling to or near the path of totality for this August’s total solar eclipse.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Robin’s Wild Hare”, by Robin Song

Sunday, June 11, 2017

 

The many years I lived as caretaker at Birch Creek Ranch, I rarely saw a Snowshoe Hare. I looked for their tracks in winter, and noted the rise and fall of cycles in the population. Occasionally, while driving the six and a half miles of dirt road out from the ranch, one would dart across the road, or I would glimpse a hare in the forest, nibbling on something tasty.

When the cabin in which I now live was being built, the crew told me they often saw hares in the area – in and around the clearing. I was heartened by this, for this was one animal I wanted to know better.

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Susitna Writer’s Voice–StarDate Susitna 4-9-2017, by Kathleen Fleming

Sunday, April 9, 2017
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Positions of the 4 visible planets during totality in the August 21, 2017 eclipse. Illustration by Eddie Irizarry using Stellarium.  This and other eclipse information is available on many different websites, including http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/august-21-2017-solar-eclipse-4-planets-bright-stars

Kathleen tells about the activities of the moon, the three different categories of twilight, Jupiter and its visible moons, and what to expect during a total solar eclipse. One correction: The full moon will be near Jupiter Monday night and Tuesday morning (not Wednesday night / morning).

Seasonal note:  There’s less than one week left with true darkness in the Susitna Valley, so Kathleen will be a much less frequent contributor to Susitna Writer’s Voice.

Susitna Writer’s Voice–“Talkeetna’s Brown Magpie”, by Robin Song

Sunday, April 2, 2017

It was in December of 2016 that I first read about a sighting of an odd-colored magpie in downtown Talkeetna. It came over our Mat-Su Birder’s Group email and my curiosity was sparked. The bird was described as being colored brown in the areas where a normal magpie would be black, with crème and white in its wings and tail. While I was familiar with leucistic birds-partial albinos- I’d never heard of this kind of coloring. In partial albinos there are usually patches of white throughout the plumage.

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Susitna Writer’s Voice–Ski Trails, by Katie Writer

Sunday, March 26, 2017

 

Living year round in Talkeetna, Alaska has provided a lot of days of snow underfoot.
We walk back and forth from the house to the parking area on a snowy trail for a good six months of the year. We pack the snow with a snow machine and groomer. The trails around our yard not only connect us to the shop, sauna and various out buildings and firewood storage, they connect to other trails that lead to the Talkeetna Ridge Trail.  Keeping these trails maintained has been a joy with our kids getting rides, taking naps on our laps when they were young and eventually being towed on skis behind the snow machine with fits of glee.

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