INTERVIEWS

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)


Interview with Aurora Mayor, Steve Hogan (11/6)


Interview with Johnny Mathis (10/29)


Interview with Johnny Mathis (10/29)

Interview with Adam Schrager (10/23)


Interview with Author, Adam Schrager (10/23)

Interview with John Fielder, Author, "Denver Mountain Parks" (10/1)


Geezers Quiz

Geezer Quiz 4.21


Q:  What was Cinderella’s real name?  
A) Ella  
B) Constance  
C) Penelope
A:  Ella
 

Geezer Quiz 4.23


Q:  On average you’ll see 11 of these a year.  What? 
A)  Movies  
B) Rainbows  
C) Sporting Events
A:  Rainbows
 

Geezer Quiz 4.18


Q:  What will you not find in a box of animal crackers?  
A) Rabbit  
B) Zebra  
C) Elephant
A:  Rabbit
 

Geezer Quiz 4.17


Q:  If I looked in your glove box right now, first I'd find napkins, then car documents. What's the third most common thing found in your car glove box?  
A) Straws  
B) Map  
C) Ketchup Packets
A:  Ketchup Packets
 

Geezer Quiz 4.16


Q:   By 2018, all new cars sold in the US will be required to have this.  What?  
A) Rear View Camera  
B) Heads up display  
C) 40mpg rating
A:  Rear view camera
 

Geezer Quiz 4.15


Q: In a recent survey what's the #1 thing married women wished their husbands did more? 
A) Hold Hands  
B) Sit and Talk  
C) Vacuum
A:  Vacuum
 

Geezer Quiz 4.11


Q:  What do 8% of babies born last year already have? 
A: An email address  
B: pierced ear  
C: Bank Account
A:   An email address  

Geezer Quiz 4.10


Q: 31% of women surveyed said they'd rather give up their husbands for a week than this. What? 
A: Makeup  
B: Their cellphone  
C: Coffee
A:  Coffee
 


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The Stars Align with Mr. Dave


APRIL 2014

 

April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and the fifth in the early Julian calendar. April had 29 days on calendars of the Roman Republic, with a day added to the month during the reform in the mid-40s BC that produced the Julian calendar. The name comes from the Aprilis, the Roman name for the month of April. The derivation of the name is uncertain but is believe to be associated the Roman verb aperire meaning "to open" and possibly the Greek word anoixis(opening).

 

This month’s Full Moon is most commonly known as the Pink Moon. It is also known as the Seed Moon, Planter’s Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Grass Moon, Flower Moon, Egg Moon, and Fish Moon, The Dakota Sioux called it the Moon When Geese Return in Scattered Formation. The Illinois Native Americans call it the Do Nothing Moon. The Oto called it Little Frogs Croak Moon.

 

Moon:

·     First Quarter Moon: April 7

·     Farthest from Earth: April 8 (252,421 miles – mini Moon)           

·     Full Moon: April 15 (and total lunar eclipse see details under special events)

·     Last Quarter Moon: April 22

·     Closest to Earth: April 22 (229,761 miles – super-size Moon)

·      New Moon: April 29

 

Planets Visible:

·     Early evening:

o     Jupiter: Face south, look for the brightest star near overhead.

o     Mars: Look for a bright star low on the eastern horizon rising directly east one hour after sunset at the beginning of the month. Mars will be well above the eastern horizon at sunset by month’s end.

·     Morning before sunrise:

o     Mars will be visible setting in the west the first week of the month

o     Venus will be visible on the eastern horizon all month, but will become increasing difficult to see as it gets closer the rising Sun at month’s end

o     Saturn will be visible in the southwest at the beginning of the month, but will be lost in the morning daylight by month’s end.

Sun:

·     April 19: The Sun enters the astronomical constellation Aries.

·     April 20: The Sun enters the astrological sign Taurus.

 

 Earth:

·     April 14: Passover begins on the evening of the Full Moon after the spring equinox.

·     April 20: Easter, the first Sunday after the first Full Moon (April 15 for Denver) after the spring equinox. 

 

Meteors:

·     April 22: The Lyrid meteors peak. Typically there are 10-20 meteors per hour, but can be in excess of 90 per hour. Some can be very bright. Best viewed between 1am and 3am.

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 4.22


I don’t have time to hate people who hate me because I’m too busy loving people who love me.
-Anon
 

Thought 4.21


You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself.
-Harvey Firestone
 
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