A journey into outer area: Young ones Corner for the 7 days of 1/11/21

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Outside the house Scoop

January Constellations

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January night time skies are complete of remarkable motion. You will be equipped to see the planets Jupiter and Saturn earlier mentioned, Mars is an uncomplicated spot, and there is a prospect to perspective Mercury. There are 6 January constellations in the nighttime sky that can be scanned from your very own yard. Quite a few of the shiny stars overhead in winter appear in the east, and these are frequently some of the most recognizable constellations, these as Orion and Taurus.

We know January evenings are prolonged, and dark, but that also signifies there is extra time for drama in the sky higher than. As the sunlight sets and dusk ensues, look for Jupiter and Saturn. Mars will be significant in the sky at dusk, and then will set to the west about midnight. And, this week, on Thursday, seem in the direction of sunset (to the west). As the light-weight dwindles and darkness overtakes the sky, search for a extremely exclusive indication. The new, skinny, crescent moon will look earlier mentioned Mercury and it will appear to be pointing to the planet.

An simple and shiny star of the January nights is Sirius, the Pet dog Star.

The constellations most effective observed in January:

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

Time Travel

Find out about Eagle County heritage just about every week.

Pilgrims check out the Mount of the Holy Cross during the 1920s.
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Found in the Sawatch Mountain Assortment, the Mount of the Holy Cross (elevation 14,005 feet) is Eagle County’s most unique all-natural 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 impression of the mountain whilst collaborating in the Hayden Expedition. Two snow-loaded, 80-foot deep ravines on the mountain formed an pretty much perfect cross.

The mountain has served as both of those a religious icon and an artistic inspiration given that that time. Artists, photographers and poets were amongst those people encouraged by the mountain.

In the 1927s, a community dentist, Dr. O.W. Randall, organized pilgrimages up Notch Mountain, which made available a stunning check out of the cross development. Hundreds of members hiked or rode horses up the mountain and participated in a spiritual assistance when they arrived at the major. The Tigewon local community household was constructed as a resting location for the pilgrims. A rock shelter on leading of Notch Moutain presented security from lightning and storms.

The formal pilgrimages had been halted in 1939 thanks to Earth War II. To commemorate Colorado’s bicentennial in 1976, the Town of Crimson Cliff the moment again arranged a pilgrimage to Mount of the Holy Cross. Considering the fact that then, the custom has been continued every single summer time by Mount of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vail. Skiers, hikers, and others visit the mountain all 12 months.

Time Travel is researched and prepared by Kathy Heicher, president of the Eagle County Historical Culture. Discover more about ECHS at eaglecountyhistoricalsociety.com.

Phrase of the 7 days

Find out new words and phrases in English and Spanish every 7 days.

the constellation / la constelación

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Riddle me this

Exam your wits and smarts with these riddles. Answers are at the bottom of this report.


Riddle: What kind of stars have on sun shades?

Riddle: What kind of songs do the planets sing?

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

Really hard

Riddle: The place does an astronaut dock his spacecraft?

Riddle: Why did not the Doggy Star chuckle at the joke?

Riddle: How does Jupiter hold up his trousers?

Coloring page

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

Riddle me this: Answers

Take a look at your wits and smarts with these riddles.


Riddle: What type of stars don sunglasses? Film stars.

Riddle: What sort of music do the planets sing? Nep-tunes.

Riddle: What did the alien say to the back garden? Get me to your weeder!

Really hard

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

Riddle: Why did not the Doggy Star snicker at the joke? It was as well Sirius.

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