It’s not every day a listener decides we need treats more than they do! Thank you, Dr. Openshaw, for the generous gift of Raphael’s Bakery Cafe cake! Look, he even called us his FRIENDS!
On Chat About today, we had Casey Mai, the planning director of the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board on the show. It’s always good to hear about the new things going on in the developing world!
For trivia, I asked what is it called when a star, possibly caused by a gravitational collapse, suddenly increases greatly in brightness?
The answer is a supernova!
We may be witnesses a supernova as we speak! While it’s many lightyears away, the star Betelgeuse, shown here in the “armpit” of the constellation Orion, has dimmed significantly in recent observations.
Neil deGrasse Tyson says Betelgeuse is an Arabic name, meaning “Armpit of the Great One.”
If we see the explosion of the supernova, scientists say it would have happened 600 years ago by the time we see it!
No need to panic, but the red supergiant star Betelgeuse (yes there is a star with that name), one of the brightest in the nighttime sky, marking the left armpit of the constellation Orion, is mysteriously dimming, having lost 60% of its brightness across the past six months. pic.twitter.com/1jOFtv0nWh
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 4, 2020
In country music news, Sam Hunt will perform Feb. 15 at the NHL Stadium series outdoor game between the Colorado Avalanche and the L.A. Kings at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado.
That’s it for me for now, have a great rest of your day and we’ll see you bright and early for the Morning Show!