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What's up in the February night sky

If you can brave cold, crisp weather, there are plenty of treasures for stargazers in the February night sky -- Mars, Jupiter and the constellation Orion. Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about what's up in the night sky these days.  Go to full article
Venus in the southeast morning sky. (Graphic image from Space.com)
Venus in the southeast morning sky. (Graphic image from Space.com)

Autumn sky: less daylight, more planets visible

St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue and Martha Foley talk about the autumn sky - from Venus in the morning to the waning crescent moon.  Go to full article

Autumn's night sky: dazzling star clusters

St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue has the low-down on what's up in the night sky. She spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Autumn Night Sky: Venus and Mars are the Star Attractions

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about sky watching this month.  Go to full article

H.S. Physics Teachers May Boycott New Regents Exam

Two high school physics teachers who spoke before the State Board of Regents say if the state physicis exams are not changed, many physics teachers will begin boycotting the tests. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

The Winter Night Sky: Venus and Mother O'Ryan

Anyone who was up and looking east this morning could not have missed a spectacular site: the crescent moon and Venus. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University Astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue about the night sky.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Frazil Ice

Before long the rivers will freeze over. But before the water is frozen solid, you may notice places in the river where ice suddenly appears, making "frazil" ice. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss ice formation.  Go to full article

The November Night Sky: Planets, Stars and Meteor Showers!

This week's Leonid meteor shower may be the largest such display until the end of the century, with hundreds of meteors visible in the night sky. Martha Foley talks with Aileen O'Donoghue, St. Lawrence University Associate Professor of Physics, about this spectacular meteor shower and other celestial events.  Go to full article

Superintendents to Colleges: Disregard Physics Regents Score

School superintendents across the state are sending letters with their students' College applications, asking admissions officers to ignore a test result. Jody Tosti has more on the story.  Go to full article

Water Watchers: Canton Students Monitor Grasse River

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Water Act, a milestone in our nation's efforts to protect water resources. To honor the 30-year anniversary of that legislation, communities in every state celebrated Nation Water Monitoring Day last week. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to help protect local waterways by becoming citizen monitors. Todd Moe tagged along as Canton High School students scrutinized the physical, chemical and biological aspects of a river in their backyard  Go to full article

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