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Driftless Dark Skies: Moon Occults Mars

Driftless Dark Skies: Moon Occults Mars

Driftless skywatchers could see a remarkable sight the morning of February 18 when the Waning Crescent Moon passes in front of Mars. Both worlds rise together in the southeast around 3:40. Mars will be just to the left of the sunlit side of the Moon, Binoculars will...

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Driftless Dark Skies: A Resolution to Look Up

Driftless Dark Skies: A Resolution to Look Up

Most people don’t like to make resolutions, but I actually look forward to them. In 2012, my resolution was to learn about the stars in the night sky. However, shortly after the flip of the calendar, I encountered my first obstacle--I bought a telescope.Now, you ask,...

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Winter in the Driftless

Winter in the Driftless

Bundle up! It can be pretty cold in the middle of a Wisconsin winter. But there is a ski club to warm up in and plenty of food and drink…

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Driftless Dark Skies: Evening Star

Our sister planet, Venus, is back in the evening skies of the Driftless! All planets have their season as they orbit around our sun at different speeds and wander in front of the fixed stars and constellations. Jupiter and Saturn will be easiest to spot in the summer...

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Driftless Foodie

Driftless Foodie

Driftless Foodie….this farm to table restaurant is well known throughout the Driftless region. Using local, organic foods the chef at the…

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Driftless Dark Skies: Transit of Mercury

Driftless Dark Skies: Transit of Mercury

A special astronomical event occurs on November 11 when Mercury passes across the face of the sun. You’ll need a solar telescope to protect your eyes and to magnify the planet, which will appear only about 1/200 the diameter of the sun. The transit starts at 6:35am...

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