Stellarium is a free to download software program that allows people to use their home computers to depict the sky for a location at a specific time. The program calculates the positions of stars, planets and even artificial satellites. Stellarium can be used to demonstrate the motions of objects that inhabit the sky above. Brian Gray will demonstrate some of the more commonly used features of Stellarium and how it can be used to help plan observing sessions or be used for educational purposes.
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Buttterflyweed grows like a weed along roadsides and in the ditches of southern Ohio. In northeastern Ohio our soil is different (clay vs. sandy) so we are not as lucky. However, if you find a spot that Butteflyweed likes in your yard or garden, consider yourself in for a treat!
The plant is slow to come up in the spring, but once you see the shoots in late May, it grows quickly. Butterflyweed is in the Asclepias family so it is true to its name. Butterflies of all types drink the nectar from the flowers and Monarch caterpillars eat the leaves. Pictured above, the plant in my prairie garden is smaller due to competition but has maintained its place there for 20 years! Lynda ... See MoreSee Less
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Gray Catbirds are common visitors to our backyard thickets. They are relatives of mockingbirds and thrashers, and, like these relatives, are great song mimics. The catbirds long song can last up to 10 minutes! ... See MoreSee Less