Astronomy

Proposed Hovenweep drilling criticized for harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students, adults look to sky during ‘Great American Eclipse’

Schools across the Montezuma-Cortez school district canceled live viewing of the solar eclipse Monday, which happened to fall on the first day of classes.But despite the decision to keep students...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Looking for a party? Here’s where you can find one to view the solar eclipse

Herald Staff Report The total solar eclipse will be visible about 80 percent Monday in Southwest Colorado. The partial eclipse in our area will be visible from 10:18 a.m. to 1:09 p.m., with peak...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez schools cancel solar eclipse event

Citing safety and cultural issues, Montezuma-Cortez schools has canceled Monday’s eclipse-viewing events.Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 on Friday posted a notice about the cancellation on...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What you need to know about the eclipse

This astronomical event will take place on Aug. 21, the first one to cross the U.S. since 1991. NASA estimates 500 million people will be able to see it, in partial or in total form. Q: What is a...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apollo 17 astronaut and moonwalker to visit Anasazi Heritage Center

The Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument hosts Dr. Jack Schmitt, who will present the lecture “Of Coyotes and Moon Landings” on Saturday, July 29. This presentation...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos State Park plans eclipse party, music

Mancos State Park will host an eclipse party on Aug. 21, complete with 100 pairs of eyeglasses for safely viewing the celestial event, the park announced on Monday. The total solar eclipse affects...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Living

Monument kicks off night-sky program

Stargazing expert Jennifer Frost is on a mission to make sure the public does not miss out on the wonders of the night sky. The new interpretive park ranger for Canyons of the Ancients National...

DATE: April 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajos have different perspective on night sky

When the Navajo people, or Diné, look to the stars, they have a different perspective than non natives, with traditions reaching to ancient times.Utah resident Von Del Chamberlain, a renowned...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harvest moon rises over Montezuma County

The harvest moon – the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox on Sept. 22 – rose Friday over Cortez as a crowd gathered for the Montezuma-Cortez High School homecoming game. The moon officially...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Perseid meteor shower peaks Thursday in Colorado

This year, the Perseid meteor shower will be more of a downpour. Thursday night into early Friday, the annual meteor shower is expected to peak with double the normal number of meteors. Scientists...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did you see the blood moon?

The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Skygazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse — at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies. The moon was eclipsed by...

DATE: April 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News