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Thursday, November 5, 2009 ................ T! i= el wVe me b all, MN November 2009 Starwatch By DeaneMorrison Telescope picked up a gigantic llniversityofMinnesota new ring around Saturn. Unlike As Halloween slips into Novem- the familiar rings, which hug the ber, a combination of"moon, stars planet, the new one lies about 4.8 and Mars" pulls a celestial version to 7.8 million miles from Saturn. of trick or treat. Or should we sa~ The ring is tilted 27 degrees trick and treat, from the inner ring plane and regis- First, the treat: Mars, rising ters a chilly minus 316 degrees E It before midnight on Halloween seems to consist ofmaterial shed by night, appears next to the lovely Phoebe, an outer moon of Saturn. Beehive star cluster in Cancer. The Even more astounding, some of the trick: An interfering bright moon material appears to have migrated largelyspoilsourviewofthispleas- inward and stuck to the leading ing pair. Early risers may, how- face of Iapetus, another Saturnian ever, catch a glimpse of them after moon, and blackened it. the moon has set (5:40 a.m. CST) "It's not very thick," said Univer- but well before the sun rises (6:50 sity of Minnesota astronomy pro- a.m.) the next morning. Mars and fessor Terry Jones of the coating the Beehive will then be high in the on Iapetus, "but it's blacker than south, the flattest black spray paint you Those who have trouble get- can get at the hardware store." The ting up early do get one bit of luck, discovery offers an explanation of though. We switch back to standard Iapetus' peculiar "dark on one side, time that night, so we get an extra bright on the other" coloring. hour to sleep. (Mars and the Bee- As November goes by, Venus hive will be close again the night of begins to bow out of the morn- Nov, 1-2, but there will be no break ing sky. Rising well behind Saturn from moonlight.) and sinking every day, the queen of After that, Mars quickly moves planetsisgettingreadytodisappear away from the Beehive. Dur- on another trip behind the sun. ing November it travels almost 10 November also brings the degrees eastward against the back- Leonid meteor shower, and this ground of stars, ending up in Leo. year's should be one of the stron- Earth will soon catch up to Mars in ger showings. It lasts several days, the orbital race, and as the gap nar- with a peak predicted for Nov. 17. rows the Red Planet steadily recap- Look the night of the 16th-17th, tures its ruby glory. It brightens beginning about 11 p.m. Meteors noticeably and rises earlier each will radiate from a point near Mars, night, coming up around 8:30 p.m. in the Sickle of stars outlining the by month's end. head of Leo. The Leonids are typi- Though not as high as Mars, Sat- cally very fast and bright, and more urn is also well up before dawn. If than half can be expected to leave you have a small telescope, watch persistent trails. as its rings increase their tilt and November's full "hunter's" return this jewel of a planet to its moon falls on Nov. 2. It rises around normal appearance. 4:33 p.m., while the sun is still up. Recently, NASA's Spitzer Space Thus, if the weather cooperates, we Great SPECIAL For the next 5 weeks, you can run a FREE ad each week (up to 20 At $6 a week times 5 weeks, that's $30- same cost as a regular subscription for a in the information below, call or bring it in 2 Monday, and we'll run your classified th r is current). OR start a new subscri weeks of classified ads for FREE. We reserve the right to limi~'F~ reject ads deemed My Name: FREE Classified Ad Request . ]I currently subscribe to the Tri-CountyNews, ant subscription is paid up through No- 30, 2009, or beyond. iI , or I d like to start a new subscription and get my free classified ads. EnclosedbiS thee subscription coupon Please run my ad below for (circle one) 1 2 3 4 5 weeks Offer expires, and free ads will not run beyond Nov. 30, 2009. may see a sky framed by a red sun in the west and a round, pearly white moon in the east. As for stars, the Great Square of Pegasus dominates the south- ern sky in mid-evening. Below it, the Circlet of Pisces is easy to find in dark skies. A telescope may help you find Uranus, which is now directly below the Circlet, a little closer to it than the Circlet is to the Great Square. If you've never seen Androm- eda, our sister galaxy, this is the month to try. in mid-evening and mid-month its fuzzy oval will be almost directly overhead, between the Great Square and the W-shaped form of Cassiopeia. Find U of M astronomers and links at Limited short call substitute teachers needed People who want to teach but don't have the full credentials will have an opportunity to become cer- tified as short-call substitute teach- ers under the Minnesota Limited Short Call Substitute program. Resource Training & Solutions in St. Cloud has announced that it will coordinate a two-day program on Aug. 18 and 19, 2009, to prepare individuals to apply to become short-call substitute teachers. This training is for persons who hold a four-year degree but not a teaching certification. Training will cover topics such as the substitute teacher's role in the classroom and district, basics of classroom management and instruction, basics of child devel- opment, and communication skills Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Blaze Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., Blaze and legal issues. Under Minnesota law, ited short call substitute teachers licenses are granted only ffteachers who hold regular teaching licenses are not available or if a district is experiencing a hardship in secur- ing a sufficient number of regu- larly licensed teachers to meet the district's need for short-call substi- tute teachers. Licensure is good for two years and must be renewed bi- annually. Registration for the training can be made by contacting Ioyce Rife at Resource Training & Solutions, P.O. Box 1576, St. Cloud, MN 56302, phone (320) 255-3236 or toll-free (888) 447-7032, Web site . 3-6); call Kimball Elementary at lira- (320) 398-5425. Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m., KES Holiday program (grades K-3). Monday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., KAHS Band & Choir Christmas Concert. Deadline: Orange Harvest Festival at Lake Orange Festival at Lake Union Union Covenant Church in rural Covenant Church in rural South South Haven, with The Schimpps Haven; Schimpps in concert, light familyin concert, and alight lunch lunch to follow, free-will offering. following. (320) 894-1084. See ad See ad on page 3. on page3. Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7, 9 a.m.-l:30 Kimball Legion Auxiliary; 8 p.m., p.m., ZUMC Bazaar & Luncheon, Legion meets. plus crafts/bake/white elephant Thursday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., sale, at Zion United Method-Wat-Kim-ValleyVFW. ist Church in South Haven. Lun- Saturday, Nov. 7, 9-11 a.m., cheon served 11 a.m.-1 p.m. See ad Genealogy Super Saturday at on page 3. Stearns History Museum in Saturday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Cloud; see story on page 3. St. Paul's Christian Women Hol- Tuesday, Nov. 10, Veterans' iday Bazaar, silent auction, bake Day. sale and raffle, at St. Paul's Par- Tuesday Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Kim- ish Center (1125 llth Ave. N., ball Cares meeting at St. John's St. Cloud). Lutheran Church. Anyone may Sunday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., attend. BelgianwafflebreakfastatSt.Igna- Tuesday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m., Wat- tins Catholic Church in Annan- kins Sportsmen's Club. dale, to raise money for medical Thursday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m., Wat- supplies for a mission trip to Nica- kins Lions. ragua; see ad on page 3. Friday, Nov. 13, 5-9 p.m., Ladies' Night Out at Millner Heritage Win- Educaf on ery south of Kimball. Monday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Kim- ball Lions. Thursday, Nov. 5, end of first Tuesay, Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Forest quarter (Kimball schools). City Threshers meeting. Friday, Nov. 6, NO SCHOOL Friday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Kimball (Teachers' workshop), Kimball. Area Friends of the Library 10th annual "Dinner with an Author," Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m., P.I.E. meeting, with Will Weaver, at Generations Thursday, Nov. 19, KnowledgeBallroom in Kimball. Tickets are Bowl meet at Kimball. $20 and are available at the Kim- Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 26-27, Thanks- ball Public Library, (320) 398-3915. giving Break (Kimball schools). Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7 p.m., Wat- Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2-hour late kins Lionesses. start (Kimball schools). Tuesday, Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, Early Child- Kingston Legion. hood Screening at KES (for ages Thursday, Nov. 26, THANKS- ~t GIVING. Tuesday, Dec. 1, 8 p.m., Watkins Legion. Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Kimball Legion Auxiliary; 8 p.m., Legion meets. Thursday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Gov~]/~z~~/~t Wat-Kim-Valley VFW. Saturday, Dec. 5, Pioneer Christmas at Forest City Stockade. Wednesday, Nov. 4 (NOTE Saturday, Dec. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., DATE CHANGE), 7 p.m., Kingston Immigrants' Christmas at Min- Township, Kingston Community nesota Pioneer Park, Annandale. Center. (320) 398-8400. (320) 274-8489. Wednesday, Nov. 4 (NOTE Saturday, Dec. 5, Christmas ] DATE CHANGE), 7 p.m., Southparty at Heritage House of Kim- Haven City Council. ball. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, Santa Claus Kimball Fire & Rescue meeting. Day at Kimball City Hall. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., Maine Prairie Township meeting at Kim- The Community ball Area Fire Hall; (320) 398-2905. Calendar is a/s6 Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.,on-line at Clearwater River Watershed Dis- tricountynews.MN trict meeting, Annandale Middle n m School. ., Thursday, Nov. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., /1( )n(:l.I, St. Cloud Area Planning Organiza- Rubber pagetin public meeting; see ntice n I ~9. I~ stamps {:-:7" rCounty News i for, o . i You can now order ! 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