Winter in the Driftless

Winter in the Driftless

FollowFollowFollowFollow Westby Snowflake Ski Jump Since 1961 Westby has been playing host to an annual ski jumping tournament on the seventh largest ski jump hill in North America!  International and US world class and Olympic ski jumpers come to compete on this...
Driftless Dark Skies: Giant Planets

Driftless Dark Skies: Giant Planets

Our solar system’s two largest planets will be wonderful this summer. Jupiter is closest to Earth on June 10 and Saturn on July 9. During these oppositions, they will be at their biggest and brightest and visible all night long. How do you tell a planet from a star?...

Driftless Dark Skies: Solstice Sunrise & Sunset

Dawn and dusk on December 21st are excellent times to mark our passage from autumn to winter. Winter solstice is the moment when Earth’s axis is pointed directly away from the sun.  Here in the Driftless Area of the northern hemisphere, the sun rises and sets at its...