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
2019-01-14 16:48
last episode published
2019-01-14 14:00
publication frequency
6.03 days
Contributors
Mike Procell author  
KRCC owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
131
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Education Science & Medicine Sports & Recreation Natural Sciences Outdoor

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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
20.08.2018

Looking Up: One More Time...

On this week's Looking Up Hal points out the meteoric rise of GZ (short for comet Giacobini-Zinner) a celestial visitor visible in the Colorado sky this month. Comets, you recall, are often called dirty snowballs in space. They are made up of the origi...
Hal Bidlack author
13.08.2018

Looking Up: A Big Baby Begs For Attention

When you're No. 2 you have to shine a little harder. This week on Looking Up we learn of the 2nd brightest, but much lesser known star in the constellation Aquila. If you’ve listened to Looking Up for the past three years or so, you may have noticed th...
Hal Bidlack author
6.08.2018

Looking Up: Cosmic Debris

The Perseid Meteor Shower is back and the 2018 edition could be a banner event as we learn on Looking Up this week.
Hal Bidlack author
30.07.2018

Looking Up: The God Of War Is Getting Rusty

This week Mars will be as big as the full moon (as long as it's viewed through a telescope at about 100x magnification). There’s a rusty planet up on the Southern Colorado sky right now that is definitely worth taking a look at, because you’ll won’t se...
Hal Bidlack author
23.07.2018

Looking Up: There May Be Snow On The Roof...

But there's still fire, or some mysterious heat source, deep in the belly of Pluto, as we learn on Looking Up this week. OK, I admit it, I’m a sucker for Pluto. The diminutive dwarf planet has always fascinated me, and I still clearly remember a few ye...
Hal Bidlack author
23.07.2018

Looking Up: There May Be Snow On The Roof...

But there's still fire, or some mysterious heat source, deep in the belly of Pluto, as we learn on Looking Up this week. OK, I admit it, I’m a sucker for Pluto. The diminutive dwarf planet has always fascinated me, and I still clearly remember a few ye...
Hal Bidlack author
16.07.2018

Looking Up: 8 Days A Week Was Not Enough...

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout takes time to explain calender reformation. We again mark a calendar to help us break up our revolution around the sun into smaller more manageable portions. Calendars are funny things in that keeping them and nami...
Bruce Bookout author
16.07.2018

Looking Up: 8 Days A Week Was Not Enough...

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout takes time to explain calender reformation. We again mark a calendar to help us break up our revolution around the sun into smaller more manageable portions. Calendars are funny things in that keeping them and nami...
Bruce Bookout author
9.07.2018

Looking Up: A Spot That's Hard To Spot

It's a good week to try and find the closest planet to our sun. Often times, the brightest objects in the sky are our fellow planets. Jupiter, Saturn, and especially Venus blaze in the night sky. But the most elusive of all the planets to see might wel...
Hal Bidlack author
9.07.2018

Looking Up: A Spot That's Hard To Spot

It's a good week to try and find the closest planet to our sun. Often times, the brightest objects in the sky are our fellow planets. Jupiter, Saturn, and especially Venus blaze in the night sky. But the most elusive of all the planets to see might wel...
Hal Bidlack author
25.06.2018

Looking Up: At The Shadow The Time Will Be...

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout sheds some light and some shadow on the origins of the sundial. As we have discussed before, timekeeping is an essential part of Astronomy. The ancients relied on very low tech for many methods to tell time. One ef...
Hal Bidlack author
25.06.2018

Looking Up: At The Shadow The Time Will Be...

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout sheds some light and some shadow on the origins of the sundial. As we have discussed before, timekeeping is an essential part of Astronomy. The ancients relied on very low tech for many methods to tell time. One ef...
Hal Bidlack author
18.06.2018

Looking Up: Miss Beehiven

This week on Looking Up Venus entertains the Beehive Cluster in a celestial gathering of lovely and luminous objects. Have you been wondering what that really bright star-like thing is in the western sky after sundown? Well, it’s the planet Venus, the ...
Hal Bidlack author
18.06.2018

Looking Up: Miss Beehiven

This week on Looking Up Venus entertains the Beehive Cluster in a celestial gathering of lovely and luminous objects. Have you been wondering what that really bright star-like thing is in the western sky after sundown? Well, it’s the planet Venus, the ...
Hal Bidlack author
11.06.2018

Looking Up: Objects In (Telescope) Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear

This week on Looking Up we are introduced to Barnard's Star. There is a lovely constellation in the Southern Colorado sky right now, with the awkward name of Ophiuchus. And in Ophiuchus is a remarkable star with the unusually possessive name of Barnard...
Hal Bidlack author
11.06.2018

Looking Up: Objects In (Telescope) Mirror May Be Closer Than They Appear

This week on Looking Up we are introduced to Barnard's Star. There is a lovely constellation in the Southern Colorado sky right now, with the awkward name of Ophiuchus. And in Ophiuchus is a remarkable star with the unusually possessive name of Barnard...
Hal Bidlack author
4.06.2018

Looking Up: Will Work For Helium

This week on Looking Up we comb through Leo the Lion's mane and discover a star by the name of Algenubi. We’ve talked before about constellations that really don’t look like what they’re named after, and some that do. The constellation Leo falls into t...
Hal Bidlack author
4.06.2018

Looking Up: Will Work For Helium

This week on Looking Up we comb through Leo the Lion's mane and discover a star by the name of Algenubi. We’ve talked before about constellations that really don’t look like what they’re named after, and some that do. The constellation Leo falls into t...
Hal Bidlack author
28.05.2018

Looking Up: The Ethos Of...

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout enlightens us as to what the study of archaeoastronomy actually is. One of the newer disciplines in science is the field of Archaeoastronomy. We have been speaking to this subject during my tenure on “Looking Up”, ...
Bruce Bookout author
28.05.2018

Looking Up: The Ethos Of...

This week on Looking Up Bruce Bookout enlightens us as to what the study of archaeoastronomy actually is. One of the newer disciplines in science is the field of Archaeoastronomy. We have been speaking to this subject during my tenure on “Looking Up”, ...
Bruce Bookout author
21.05.2018

Looking Up: Big Little Ceres

This week on Looking Up we check in on one of our solar system neighbors... Ceres. Can we talk Ceres for a minute? Or, more precisely, 90 seconds? You see, Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is particularly well positioned to observe this...
Hal Bidlack author
21.05.2018

Looking Up: Big Little Ceres

This week on Looking Up we check in on one of our solar system neighbors... Ceres. Can we talk Ceres for a minute? Or, more precisely, 90 seconds? You see, Ceres, the largest asteroid in the Solar System, is particularly well positioned to observe this...
Hal Bidlack author
14.05.2018

Looking Up: In The Court Of The Planet King

This week on Looking Up we learn about the second biggest object in our solar system - Jupiter. May is a great month in the southern Colorado sky if you like things that are really big. What's the biggest thing in our neck of the woods? I'll give you a...
Hal Bidlack author
14.05.2018

Looking Up: In The Court Of The Planet King

This week on Looking Up we learn about the second biggest object in our solar system - Jupiter. May is a great month in the southern Colorado sky if you like things that are really big. What's the biggest thing in our neck of the woods? I'll give you a...
Hal Bidlack author
7.05.2018

Looking Up: Zub A Dub Dub, 3 Stars In A...

This week on Looking Up we learn about an interesting star system, and also how to pronounce Zubenelgenubi. There is a very interesting star to see in the southern Colorado sky right now, and it’s pretty easy to find this month. Why? Because it has a g...
Hal Bidlack author
7.05.2018

Looking Up: Zub A Dub Dub, 3 Stars In A...

This week on Looking Up we learn about an interesting star system, and also how to pronounce Zubenelgenubi. There is a very interesting star to see in the southern Colorado sky right now, and it’s pretty easy to find this month. Why? Because it has a g...
Hal Bidlack author
30.04.2018

Looking Up: Thunderbird Fly Into The Light Of The Dark Black Night

On Looking Up this week, Bruce Bookout speaks about the mythical Thunderbird and the thunderous Navajo legend behind it. The mythology of the thunderbird is wide and various across America and Canada. Navajo legend holds that the Thunderbird carries al...
Bruce Bookout author
30.04.2018

Looking Up: Thunderbird Fly Into The Light Of The Dark Black Night

On Looking Up this week, Bruce Bookout speaks about the mythical Thunderbird and the thunderous Navajo legend behind it. The mythology of the thunderbird is wide and various across America and Canada. Navajo legend holds that the Thunderbird carries al...
Bruce Bookout author
23.04.2018

Looking Up: Hey Hey, It's Better To Burn Out...

Movie stars have been known to lead secret lives. This week on Looking Up Hal divulges the secret of a star called Izar. There is an interesting star, or rather two stars, up in the Colorado night sky that is, or are, very cool, and by that, I mean hot...
Hal Bidlack author