INTERVIEWS

Interview with Pierce O'Farrill (7/18/14)


Interview with Kelly Sullivan (6/11/14)


Interview with Denver Police Chief of Staff, Matt Murray (5/15/14)


Interview with Bill Yaros (5/15/14)


Colonel Bud Anderson (2/28/14)


Interview with Colonel Bud Anderson

Interview with Former Bronco Coach, Red Miller (1/17/14)


Rick Interviews Legendary Broncos Head Coach, Red Miller

Interview with Captain David Nagel (11/26)


Ruby Blue Quartet Performs (11/26)


Interview with Tara Groberski from the Butterball Turkey Hot Line (11/26)


Interview with Don Ballard, Saluting America (11/19)


Geezers Quiz

Geezer Quiz 7.21.14


Q:  Men say the most annoying habit that women do in the house is this...? 

A. Leaving hair in the drain  
B. Painting toenails in the house  
C. Talking on the phone while he’s watching TV

A:  Leaving hair in the drain
 
 

Geezer Quiz 7.18.14


Q:  The average one of these lasts about 4 and half years. What is it?
 
A. Lawnmower  
B. Cell Phone  
C. A job

A:  A job
 

Geezer Quiz 7.17.14


Q:   New parents will spend an average of 45 hours doing this. What? 
 
A. Decorating the baby’s room  
B. Selecting the baby’s name  
C. Shopping for the baby’s first clothes.

A:  Selecting the baby’s name
 

Geezer Quiz 7.16.14


Q:  The average American consumes 23 of these a year. What are they? 
 
A. Pizza’s  
B. Gallons of Beer  
C. Sticks of Butter

A:  Sticks of Butter

Geezer Quiz 7.15.14


Q:  Consumers recently ranked THIS as the most patriotic brand in America.  

A. Jeep  
B. Chevrolet  
C. Budweiser

A:  Jeep
 

Geezer Quiz 7.14.14


Q:  According to a Harris poll, 66% of grownups think that this tradition should be abandoned. What is it?  

A. Greeting Cards  
B. Diamond Engagement Rings  
C. Easter Egg Hunt

A:  Diamond Engagement Ring
 

Geezer Quiz 7.11.14


Q:  2012 was the first year more women than men purchased these. What?
 
A. New Cars  
B. Wrist Watches  
C. A tattoo

A:  Tattoo
 

Geezer Quiz 7.10.14


Q:  According to a new National Institutes of Health survey, people in this profession get more sleep than any other. What is it? 

A. Bartenders  
B. Doctors  
C. Teachers

A:  Bartenders
 

Geezer Quiz 7.9.14


Q:  More than a quarter of Americans say they’ve never been inside this place. What is it?  

A. A Church  
B. A Dentist’s Office  
C. Their neighbor’s house

A:  Their Neighbor’s House
 

Geezer Quiz 7.8.14


Q:  27% of people will forget to do this today. What is it? 
 
A.  Bring lunch to work  
B. Forget to put on deodorant  
C. Take medicine

A:  Forget to put on deodorant
 

Geezer Quiz 7.7.14


Q:  People in Denver do this more often than people in any other city. What is it? 

A. Go on blind dates  
B. Ride Bikes to Work  
C. Take three day weekends.

A:  Go On Blind Dates
 
 
Features

The Stars Align with Mr. Dave- June 2014


Here is a quick look at what’s happening astronomically in June 2014
 
June is named after Roman goddess Juno, wife of Jupiter. Juno is known as a protector and special counselor of the state. She is associated with the Greek goddess Hera. June is the sixth month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of the four months with a length of 30 days. June is the month with the longest daylight hours in the Northern Hemisphere and the shortest daylight hours in the Southern Hemisphere.
 
This month’s full moon is most commonly known as the Strawberry Moon or Rose Moon. The first crop of strawberries is picked in June and roses are in full bloom in June. Another common name is the Honey Moon. Pagan June weddings were celebrated by drinking a fermented beverage made from honey, hence Honey Moon and the origin of the word "Honeymoon".  Others include the Stockman’s Moon, Hot Moon, Mead Moon, Moon of Horses, Lovers' Moon, Strong Sun Moon and Dyad Moon. Dyad is an old world term for pair. It is believe the pair refers to the Moon and Sun being of equal in importance in June. One of the more interesting names, the Adulterous Moon, comes from Blackfoot Native American tribe. The Taos call it, “The Corn Tassel Appear Moon”.
 
Moon:
  • Farthest to Earth: June 3 (251,627 miles mini Moon)
  • First Quarter Moon: June 5
  • Full Moon: June 12
  • Closest from Earth: June 14 (224,977 super-size Moon)           
  • Last Quarter Moon: June 19
  • New Moon:  June 27
 
Planets Visible:
  • Early Evening:
    • Jupiter: look west, sets at mid-month
    • Mars: moves from the south to southwest during the month
    • Saturn: moves from the southeast to south  during the month
  • Morning before sunrise:
    • Venus will be visible in the east all month
 
Sun:
  • June 21: The Sun enters the astronomical constellation Gemini and the astrological sign Cancer
 
 Earth:
  • June 13: the equation of time is 0. One of four times a year sundials read the correct local mean time.
  • June 14: Earliest sunrise occurs at 5:31am MDT by a few seconds
  • June 21: The Summer Solstice occurs at 4:51am MDT
  • June 27: Latest sunset occurs at 8:32pm MDT by a few seconds
 
Meteors:
  • No major showers this month
                                                    
Special Events:
  • June 1: Early evening looking west, the Moon is to the left Jupiter. Above Jupiter are the stars Pollux (left), and Castor (right) the Gemini twins.
  • June 7: Chamberlin Observatory Open House weather permitting. The observatory’s 20” telescope and telescopes belonging to members of the Denver Astronomical Society will be available for viewing. Click here for more information.  (Note: next month the 120th anniversary of the Chamberlin Observatory will be celebrated om July 19th in an all day and evening event)
  • June 7: Early evening looking south, the Moon will be next to Mars
  • June 8: Early evening looking south, the Moon is next to Spica (lower left) in the constellation Virgo.
  • June 10:  Early evening looking south, the Moon will be below and left of Saturn.
  • June 11: Early evening looking east, the Moon is above Antares in Scorpius. Antares is a red super giant.
  • June 24: Early morning looking east before sunrise: A thin Crescent Moon will be close to Venus. Should be a nice photo opportunity.
 
Historical Trivia:
  • June 30, 1908 – Tunguska Event, an asteroid explodes over Siberia with the force of 10–15 megatons. Over 80 million trees were felled over an 800 square mile area.
  • June 16, 1963 – First woman in space, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova.
     
Wishing you clear skies
 

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About Mr. Dave


Hi, my name is Mr. Dave. That’s what Larissa, Rick’s granddaughter, calls me. I have been interested in astronomy since childhood. I have been a member of the Denver Astronomical Society since 1977, and a Public Night presenter at DU’s historic Chamberlin Observatory since 1986. Like most all amateur astronomers I enjoy talking about astronomy and introducing people to the night sky. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing that “WOW” when someone looks through a telescope for the first time. The thing is you do not have to own a telescope to enjoy the night sky. Enjoying the night sky, at any level, is what it is all about. It may be as simple as finding Jupiter or identifying a bright star for the first time, watching a moonrise or moonset, noticing the seasonal changes of constellations, or observing the planets moving in their orbits.  If you have the slightest interest in things astronomical join me here. I will keep simple, but be warned you could get hooked.
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Rick's Thought for the Day

Thought 7.21.14


"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort"

Herm Albright
 

Thought 7.18.14


"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence"

Denis Waitley
 

Thought 7.17.14


"Spend less time impressing others and more time impressing yourself.  Climb a Mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you"

Anon
 

Thought 7.16.14


"Don’t forget that you are human. It’s ok to have a meltdown, just don’t unpack and live there"

Anon
 

Thought 7.15.14


"Fear can keep us up all night long but Faith makes one fine pillow"

Anon
 

Thought 7.14.14


"It’s hard to beat someone who never gives up"

Babe Ruth
 

Thought 7.11.14


"When my arms can’t reach people who ae close to my heart, I always hug them with my prayers"

Anon
 

Thought 7.10.14


"Create a life that feels good on the inside, not just one that looks good on the outside"

Anon
 

Thought 7.9.14


"Everything works out in the end.  So, if things aren’t working out…it isn’t the end"

Anon
 

Thought 7.8.14


"You never know how strong you are until you look back on your life and see all the obstacles you have overcome"

Anon
 
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