WOAS news and history

FTV: The Sky is Falling

  When the old Marquette Monthly paper ceased publishing some years ago, we lost The Night Sky feature.  The Night Sky was the brainchild of Marquette Astronomical Society member Craig Linde of Palmer, MI.  With his kind permission, we ran his monthly compilation of astronomical events in both The Ontonagon Herald and Andy Hill’s Wakefield News […]

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FTV: Tragedy to Triumph

       Things happened in rapid succession in the wake of the tragic Apollo 1 spacecraft fire that claimed the lives of astronauts Gus Grisson, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee on January 27, 1967.  NASA administrator James Webb quickly conferred with his internal board of review to assess the best way to deal with the crisis.  […]

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FTV: Albums at 50

       Yikes!  As I scanned USA Today writer Melissa Ruggieri’s list in her article Timeless albums, tunes are turning 50 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (published 6-13-22), all I could say was, “Yikes!”  How could fifty years have gone by since some of my favorite albums first began climbing the record sales charts?  While some […]

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Summer Break . . .

Hey gang – The Summer Solstice has arrived and we are giving Lee ‘The Night-flier’ (above) and the rest of the our staff some much needed R&R time – plus yours truly time to swamp out the studios before start of the next broadcast year at WOAS-FM 88.5. The website remains active even when […]

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AstroCal – July 2022

       After a couple of months with no evening planets gracing our skies, both Mercury and Saturn will make their appearance late in the month.  It will be a bit of a viewing challenge, but on July 29, Mercury will appear just below the very young Crescent Moon in the WNW 20 minutes after sunset.  […]

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