Tag Archives: Outdoors

Checking out the sky

When I borrow the Mineral Point Public Library’s telescope it is a 60-degree day with nighttime lows in the cool, but manageable, 40s. When I actually use the telescope there is snow on the ground and it is 27 degrees. But … Continue reading

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Dance of the Planets

For the next several nights, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury will be dancing at sunset. On some nights, they will form a very nice triangle low in the west. In order to view the alignment, you will need a clear western … Continue reading

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Stargazing in Mineral Point

High Street Beat is excited to introduce our newest contributor, John Wunderlin.  John is a founding member of the Iowa County Astronomers club and frequently spends time in his backyard observatory taking pictures of the night sky on clear nights.   Yes – … Continue reading

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Sweet forecast

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Chilly, rainy days. Freezing nights. Pretty nasty weather by anyone’s standards, but one species is loving it: The sugar maple tree (and the person who collects its sap). Maple sap runs best when the temperatures reach the upper 30s during … Continue reading

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Downhill slide

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Contributed by Susan Webb The end of winter is near. We’re counting the days until spring (as of Feb. 27, there are 20). By now, most of us just want winter to be over with, kind of like that nasty … Continue reading

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