From the Vaults

Musical ramblings from the manager

AstroCal – October 2023

    Let us check and see if we will be getting our traditional (and spooky) Full Moon for Halloween this year.  Rats!  As Maxwell Smart used to say on Get Smart!, “Missed it by that much.”  The Full Moon on October 28 means it will still be bright on All Hallow’s Eve, so you still have a […]

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       In his Your Place in Space feature printed in The Planetary Report’s June Solstice 2023 edition, Bill Nye opened this special OSIRIS-REx issue with some reflections about the probe’s seven year journey.  As the president of The Planetary Society, Nye wanted to remind all the Society’s members that, “You share in missions like OSIRIS-REx.  […]

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AstroCal – September 2023

       Start your observations for September in the eastern sky in the hours before sunrise.  Venus and Jupiter will be easy to find shining at -4.8 and -2.5, respectively.  They will be the brightest objects in the sky not counting the Full Moon and the Sun.  Venus will be due east in the lower part […]

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FTV: Dick Clark

       Dick Clark may have left this mortal coil in 2012, but it is a fair bet if one hears the phrase, ‘America’s oldest living teen-ager’, his smiling face will come to mind.  Born on November 11, 1929, he was perfectly positioned to transition from the golden age of radio into that new fangled home […]

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From the Vaults: Why S4SD?

       This fall, WOAS-FM will be applying for another $1000 grant co-sponsored by the State of Michigan and the Ford Motor Company.  Perhaps you have saw the gold and red ‘Strive for a Safer Drive – Don’t be Distracted’ banners adorning the ‘Welcome to Ontonagon’ signs at the village entry points on US 45 and […]

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