February 22, 2024


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A journey into outer area: Children Corner for the week of 1/11/21

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Exterior Scoop

January Constellations

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January night time skies are whole of interesting action. You will be ready to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn above, Mars is an easy spot, and there is a prospect to perspective Mercury. There are six January constellations in the nighttime sky that can be scanned from your possess backyard. Many of the vibrant stars overhead in winter season appear in the east, and these are usually some of the most recognizable constellations, this kind of as Orion and Taurus.

We know January nights are long, and dim, but that also signifies there is more time for drama in the sky over. As the sunshine sets and nightfall ensues, appear for Jupiter and Saturn. Mars will be substantial in the sky at dusk, and then will established to the west all around midnight. And, this week, on Thursday, glimpse in the path of sunset (to the west). As the light dwindles and darkness overtakes the sky, look for a pretty unique sign. The new, skinny, crescent moon will appear earlier mentioned Mercury and it will show up to be pointing to the world.

An straightforward and vibrant star of the January evenings is Sirius, the Dog Star.

The constellations best observed in January:

Exterior Scoop is submitted by freelance journalist Julie Bielenberg. Get hold of her at [email protected].

Time Travel

Master about Eagle County heritage just about every 7 days.

Pilgrims see the Mount of the Holy Cross throughout the 1920s.
Courtesy ECHS/EVLD

Situated in the Sawatch Mountain Selection, the Mount of the Holy Cross (elevation 14,005 ft) is Eagle County’s most distinct organic landmark.

Stories of a mountain with a big “cross of snow” filtered down from the Utes and the mountain guys in the early 1800s. In 1873, photographer William Henry Jackson captured an graphic of the mountain whilst taking part in the Hayden Expedition. Two snow-filled, 80-foot deep ravines on the mountain formed an practically excellent cross.

The mountain has served as both equally a religious icon and an creative inspiration due to the fact that time. Artists, photographers and poets were being between those people inspired by the mountain.

In the 1927s, a regional dentist, Dr. O.W. Randall, structured pilgrimages up Notch Mountain, which available a impressive see of the cross development. Hundreds of participants hiked or rode horses up the mountain and participated in a spiritual company when they arrived at the top rated. The Tigewon group property was created as a resting position for the pilgrims. A rock shelter on best of Notch Moutain provided defense from lightning and storms.

The official pilgrimages were being halted in 1939 due to Earth War II. To commemorate Colorado’s bicentennial in 1976, the Town of Crimson Cliff once once again organized a pilgrimage to Mount of the Holy Cross. Considering the fact that then, the custom has been continued each and every summertime by Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vail. Skiers, hikers, and many others visit the mountain all 12 months.

Time Travel is investigated and written by Kathy Heicher, president of the Eagle County Historic Modern society. Understand much more about ECHS at eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Phrase of the 7 days

Understand new words in English and Spanish just about every week.

the constellation / la constelación

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Riddle me this

Examination your wits and smarts with these riddles. Solutions are at the base of this report.


Riddle: What sort of stars put on sun shades?

Riddle: What form of tracks do the planets sing?

Riddle: What did the alien say to the back garden?


Riddle: In which does an astronaut dock his spacecraft?

Riddle: Why did not the Pet dog Star giggle at the joke?

Riddle: How does Jupiter keep up his trousers?

Coloring page

This week’s coloring page is submitted by nearby illustrator Jasmine Valdez. Follow her on Instagram at @artgirl_studios.
Jasmine Valdez

Riddle me this: Responses

Examination your wits and smarts with these riddles.


Riddle: What type of stars put on sunglasses? Film stars.

Riddle: What kind of tracks do the planets sing? Nep-tunes.

Riddle: What did the alien say to the backyard? Choose me to your weeder!


Riddle: Where does an astronaut dock his spacecraft? At a parking meteor.

Riddle: Why didn’t the Puppy Star snicker at the joke? It was way too Sirius.

Riddle: How does Jupiter keep up his trousers? With an asteroid belt.