91.5 KRCC's Looking Up

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http://krcc.org/term/looking
Description
Each week Hal Bidlack from the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society alerts Southern Colorado listeners what to watch for in our night skies.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-03-19 00:45
last episode published
2019-03-18 14:00
publication frequency
5.33 days
Contributors
Mike Procell author  
KRCC owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
160
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Education Science & Medicine Sports & Recreation Natural Sciences Outdoor

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Episodes

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18.03.2019

Looking Up: On Its Last Dogleg

This week on Looking Up we learn about a distant star that sure could use a leg up on finding another supply of hydrogen for its core. If you have been thinking that these Looking Up segments are increasingly going to the dogs, I must agree, at least a...
Hal Bidlack author
11.03.2019

Looking Up: This Star Is Linkedin

On this week's episode of Looking Up we hear about two familiar constellations and what they have in common. We’ve talked before about most everyone’s favorite winter constellation, Orion the Hunter. We’ve also talked about Taurus the Bull, who is the ...
Hal Bidlack author
4.03.2019

Looking Up: Oh The Weather On Mars Is Frightful...

Good news/bad news on this week's episode of Looking Up. Now you can check the weather before your trip to Mars, but you probably won't like it. We are, or at least I hope we are, nearing the end of a long and cold winter. I for one do not like cold te...
Hal Bidlack author
25.02.2019

Looking Up: Fuelish Behavior

Sirius may be the 'big dog' in the constellation Canis Major but Wezen can throw its 'weight' around, too, as we learn on this week's Looking Up. Today I want to tell you about a very interesting star in the Colorado night sky right now, but be sure to...
Hal Bidlack author
18.02.2019

Looking Up: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Hal is 'over the moon' in bringing us this week's episode of Looking Up. One object I never tire of is our old, dependable Moon. I really love the Moon, and I love to explore the mountains, ridges, and craters through my telescopes.
Hal Bidlack author
18.02.2019

Looking Up: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Hal is 'over the moon' in bringing us this week's episode of Looking Up. One object I never tire of is our old, dependable Moon. I really love the Moon, and I love to explore the mountains, ridges, and craters through my telescopes.
Hal Bidlack author
11.02.2019

Looking Up: Or Not?

Hal Bidlack takes a measured approach to the constellation Sextan in this week's episode of Looking Up. As this month’s shows mark four years since I first started making Looking Up episodes, I thought today I’d so something a bit different than I have...
Hal Bidlack author
11.02.2019

Looking Up: Or Not?

Hal Bidlack takes a measured approach to the constellation Sextan in this week's episode of Looking Up. As this month’s shows mark four years since I first started making Looking Up episodes, I thought today I’d so something a bit different than I have...
Hal Bidlack author
4.02.2019

Looking Up: The Luminosity Of Leavitt

This week on Looking Up guest host Caitlyn Voige illuminates a luminary by the name of Henrietta Swan Leavitt. When we look up into the night sky, stars look immeasurably small and distant, unchanging and everlasting. One woman, however, helped to find...
Caitlyn Voige author
4.02.2019

Looking Up: The Luminosity Of Leavitt

This week on Looking Up guest host Caitlyn Voige illuminates a luminary by the name of Henrietta Swan Leavitt. When we look up into the night sky, stars look immeasurably small and distant, unchanging and everlasting. One woman, however, helped to find...
Caitlyn Voige author
28.01.2019

Looking Up: Nightscape Gallery 2

This week on Looking Up Mike Procell has a few more tips on nightscape photography. The world can be a dark place. Half of it literally is at any given moment. The good news is nowadays you can readily capture beautiful images in the dark.
Mike Procell author
28.01.2019

Looking Up: Nightscape Gallery 2

This week on Looking Up Mike Procell has a few more tips on nightscape photography. The world can be a dark place. Half of it literally is at any given moment. The good news is nowadays you can readily capture beautiful images in the dark.
Mike Procell author
21.01.2019

Looking Up: Enter The Dragon

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout is back, and he has a dragon 'tale' to tell. Our Colorado skies contains a constellation that coils around the north celestial pole. Let’s briefly discuss the dragon constellation – Draco.
Bruce Bookout author
21.01.2019

Looking Up: Enter The Dragon

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout is back, and he has a dragon 'tale' to tell. Our Colorado skies contains a constellation that coils around the north celestial pole. Let’s briefly discuss the dragon constellation – Draco.
Bruce Bookout author
14.01.2019

Looking Up: Is It Better To Burn Out Or Fade Away?

This week on Looking Up Hal spotlights Bellatrix, one of his favorite stars in the constellation Orion. The mighty constellation of Orion dominates Colorado’s winter sky, and it’s a wonderful area of the sky to observe with a telescope, binoculars, or ...
Hal Bidlack author
14.01.2019

Looking Up: Is It Better To Burn Out Or Fade Away?

This week on Looking Up Hal spotlights Bellatrix, one of his favorite stars in the constellation Orion. The mighty constellation of Orion dominates Colorado’s winter sky, and it’s a wonderful area of the sky to observe with a telescope, binoculars, or ...
Hal Bidlack author
7.01.2019

Looking Up: Nightscape Gallery

This week on Looking Up Mike Procell interrupts Hal's life story to talk a bit about night sky photography. Nightscape photography is something you can easily try your hand at. All you basically need is a camera that you can hold the shutter open for m...
Mike Procell author
7.01.2019

Looking Up: Nightscape Gallery

This week on Looking Up Mike Procell interrupts Hal's life story to talk a bit about night sky photography. Nightscape photography is something you can easily try your hand at. All you basically need is a camera that you can hold the shutter open for m...
Mike Procell author
31.12.2018

Looking Up: New Horizons For A New Year

On this New Year's Eve edition of Looking Up Hal makes sure we don't forget an old acquaintance - the New Horizons spacecraft. With New Years Day tomorrow, many of us will be thinking about the coming year and wondering about the new horizons we will s...
Hal Bidlack author
31.12.2018

Looking Up: New Horizons For A New Year

On this New Year's Eve edition of Looking Up Hal makes sure we don't forget an old acquaintance - the New Horizons spacecraft. With New Years Day tomorrow, many of us will be thinking about the coming year and wondering about the new horizons we will s...
Hal Bidlack author
24.12.2018

Looking Up: A North Star By Any Other Name...

This week on Looking Up we learn that even an old workhorse star like Polaris needs a little time off now and then. We also learn which star will be filling in for Polaris as the "north star". Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered which of ...
Hal Bidlack author
24.12.2018

Looking Up: A North Star By Any Other Name...

This week on Looking Up we learn that even an old workhorse star like Polaris needs a little time off now and then. We also learn which star will be filling in for Polaris as the "north star". Have you ever looked up at the stars and wondered which of ...
Hal Bidlack author
17.12.2018

Looking Up: Wazn This Nice?

This week on Looking Up Hal passes along a 'speedy' season's greeting of peace and love. Well, it’s the season of peace and love, so let’s talk about a very interesting star, Wazn, in the constellation of Columba the Dove. Didn’t know there was a dove ...
Hal Bidlack author
17.12.2018

Looking Up: Wazn This Nice?

This week on Looking Up Hal passes along a 'speedy' season's greeting of peace and love. Well, it’s the season of peace and love, so let’s talk about a very interesting star, Wazn, in the constellation of Columba the Dove. Didn’t know there was a dove ...
Hal Bidlack author
10.12.2018

Looking Up: Right Where You Belong

This week on Looking Up Hal invites us to 'check out' a star by the name of Sheratan, conveniently located in the Colorado night sky near you. If you are ever wondering where to spend a night looking at the Colorado night sky, may I suggest stopping by...
Hal Bidlack author
10.12.2018

Looking Up: Right Where You Belong

This week on Looking Up Hal invites us to 'check out' a star by the name of Sheratan, conveniently located in the Colorado night sky near you. If you are ever wondering where to spend a night looking at the Colorado night sky, may I suggest stopping by...
Hal Bidlack author
3.12.2018

Looking Up: A Celestial Trifecta

This week on Looking Up Hal points out two planets and a star hanging relatively close together in the early December night sky. If you take a look to the west after dark, you will likely notice the bright red planet Mars gleaming in the Colorado night...
Hal Bidlack author
3.12.2018

Looking Up: A Celestial Trifecta

This week on Looking Up Hal points out two planets and a star hanging relatively close together in the early December night sky. If you take a look to the west after dark, you will likely notice the bright red planet Mars gleaming in the Colorado night...
Hal Bidlack author
26.11.2018

Looking Up: Large Visitor To A Small Planet

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout sends us an invitation to learn more about the meaning of meteorites in the Native American community. In Native American communities, space rocks are not just astronomical curiosities; they are sacred objects. One...
Bruce Bookout author
26.11.2018

Looking Up: Large Visitor To A Small Planet

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout sends us an invitation to learn more about the meaning of meteorites in the Native American community. In Native American communities, space rocks are not just astronomical curiosities; they are sacred objects. One...
Bruce Bookout author
19.11.2018

Looking Up: The Universe... Big, Isn't It?

This week on Looking Up, Tammy Terwelp, the General Manager of 91.5 KRCC, is the guest host. She gives us an idea of just how big the universe is. We’ve been airing the weekly Looking Up show for just under 4 years now, and during that time, listeners ...
Tammy Terwelp author
19.11.2018

Looking Up: The Universe... Big, Isn't It?

This week on Looking Up, Tammy Terwelp, the General Manager of 91.5 KRCC, is the guest host. She gives us an idea of just how big the universe is. We’ve been airing the weekly Looking Up show for just under 4 years now, and during that time, listeners ...
Tammy Terwelp author
12.11.2018

Looking Up: So Close, So Far

This week on Looking Up Hal speaks of night sky wonders both near and far. There are lots and lots of amazing and wonderful things in the Colorado night sky. Some make you say “wow” because of how beautiful they are and others because of the wonder of ...
Hal Bidlack author
12.11.2018

Looking Up: So Close, So Far

This week on Looking Up Hal speaks of night sky wonders both near and far. There are lots and lots of amazing and wonderful things in the Colorado night sky. Some make you say “wow” because of how beautiful they are and others because of the wonder of ...
Hal Bidlack author
5.11.2018

Looking Up: Khan-Gratulations Are In Order...

To the star Menkar, which, as we learn on this week's episode of Looking Up, is well on its way to becoming a planetary nebula. With the end of daylight savings time, the nights come early to southern Colorado. And while that make it tough to get a rou...
Hal Bidlack author
5.11.2018

Looking Up: Khan-Gratulations Are In Order...

To the star Menkar, which, as we learn on this week's episode of Looking Up, is well on its way to becoming a planetary nebula. With the end of daylight savings time, the nights come early to southern Colorado. And while that make it tough to get a rou...
Hal Bidlack author
29.10.2018

Looking Up: Can You Hear Me Now?

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout inspires us with comet 'tales' from various cultures. Comets are very remarkable objects in the night sky. Most celestial bodies travel across the skies at regular, predictable intervals; comets' movements have alw...
Bruce Bookout author
29.10.2018

Looking Up: Can You Hear Me Now?

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout inspires us with comet 'tales' from various cultures. Comets are very remarkable objects in the night sky. Most celestial bodies travel across the skies at regular, predictable intervals; comets' movements have alw...
Bruce Bookout author
22.10.2018

Looking Up: From Dusk To Dawn

This week on Looking Up Hal gives us the low down on a planet that will be up all night long. Regular listeners of Looking Up will recall that I really like the planet Uranus. Uranus is cool in many ways – it’s the first planet discovered in modern tim...
Hal Bidlack author
22.10.2018

Looking Up: From Dusk To Dawn

This week on Looking Up Hal gives us the low down on a planet that will be up all night long. Regular listeners of Looking Up will recall that I really like the planet Uranus. Uranus is cool in many ways – it’s the first planet discovered in modern tim...
Hal Bidlack author
15.10.2018

Looking Up: Asteroids, Moon Rocks, And Meteorites . . . Oh My!

This week Hal takes a "vested" interest in space rocks of all kinds. Have you ever touched a rock that was not of this Earth? If you visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, you may well have stood in line to touch the moon rock the...
Hal Bidlack author
15.10.2018

Looking Up: Asteroids, Moon Rocks, And Meteorites . . . Oh My!

This week Hal takes a "vested" interest in space rocks of all kinds. Have you ever touched a rock that was not of this Earth? If you visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, you may well have stood in line to touch the moon rock the...
Hal Bidlack author
8.10.2018

Looking Up: Hamal Is A Special Star, Just Like Every Star

This week on Looking Up Chloe Brooks-Kistler returns as guest host with some info on Hamal, a protoype orange giant star. Today’s edition of Looking Up is going to be, well, very average. And that’s because the subject of today’s episode is a very aver...
Chloe Brooks-Kistler author
8.10.2018

Looking Up: Hamal Is A Special Star, Just Like Every Star

This week on Looking Up Chloe Brooks-Kistler returns as guest host with some info on Hamal, a protoype orange giant star. Today’s edition of Looking Up is going to be, well, very average. And that’s because the subject of today’s episode is a very aver...
Chloe Brooks-Kistler author
1.10.2018

Looking Up: 'B' Is For Brightest

The alpha star is not always the brightest star in a constellation, as we learn on this week's Looking Up. I want to tell you about a very strange star known formally as Beta Ceti, and less formally as Diphda.
Hal Bidlack author
24.09.2018

Looking Up: We Love You Mr. Moonlight

It's known by many names but there's no mistaking being face to face with a full moon. Many early Native Americans tribes kept track of time by observing the seasons and lunar months, although there was much variability. Some tribes defined a year as 1...
Bruce Bookout author
17.09.2018

Looking Up: Tilt The Season

This week on Looking Up we learn the astronomical reason for the seasonal changes. I have breaking news from the world of astronomy. The Earth has seasons! Ok, so maybe you already knew that. But do you know why? Ok, you probably do. You know that the ...
Hal Bidlack author
10.09.2018

Looking Up: Vanishing Point

Sometimes when a thing becomes hidden, something else is revealed. Hal reveals an upcoming occultation in this week's episode of Looking Up. One of the great things about astronomy is that there are so many different things you can look at. Some astron...
Hal Bidlack author
3.09.2018

Looking Up: C'mon Back Neptune

When a planet appears to reverse course and move 'backwards' in the night sky it's said to be in retrograde motion. You may have heard about Mercury doing that but other planets do, as well. This week on Looking Up we learn of Neptune's impending retro...
Hal Bidlack author
27.08.2018

Looking Up: Here Comes The Sun...

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout illuminates us on the historic and cultural aspects of that special star nearest to us. The most obvious celestial object and most influential is the Sun. Every ancient culture around the world saw the Sun as some ...
Bruce Bookout author