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E E R F own TALK Community Newspaper This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s issue includes a FREE Television Guide January 30, 2013 Vol. 8 No. 17 P.O. Box 5246 Gallup, New Mexico 87305 â&#x20AC;˘ PH. (505) 879-0515 OFFICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY, INC ($67+,*+:$<Â&#x2021;*DOOXS10 Â&#x2021;)D[ ZZZEXWOHUVRIILFHVXSSO\FRP Southwestern Book Nook Native American & Western Books Known for Fine Authentic New Mexican Foods Large Selection Come-In and Browse! Serving â&#x20AC;˘ Breakfast â&#x20AC;˘ Lunch â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner Beer and Wine Available with meals Elite Todos Bienvenidos Open 9am - 10:30pm Daily Laundry Dry Cleaners and 863.4554 208 East Hwy 66 863.9543 Eduardo Valda, DDS College Astronomy Comes to Rehoboth SMALL FRY DENTISTRY Practice Limited to ChildrenĘźs Dentistry We accept NM Medicaid â&#x20AC;˘ Birth to 21 â&#x20AC;˘ Hospital Dentistry â&#x20AC;˘ Handicapped Children â&#x20AC;˘ Hablamos EspaĂąol EMERGENCY SERVICE 505.722.5498 505.721.0040 107 W. Green Ave. For more photos visit photos by John Vanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Land Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not very often that middle and high school students are able to work with raw scientific data as an opportunity to contribute to science research. But that is what happened at Rehoboth Christian School as students were introduced to Calvin College astronomy professor, Dr. Larry Molnar and ten astronomy students visiting the campus. During their stay, Dr. Molnar and the astronomy students spent time in Jonathan Newmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school physics class, and Chris Huizingaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s middle school science classes. Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, owns and remotely operates a telescope on Rehobothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus just east of Gallup. The cloudy Michigan skies donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop these students from scanning the heavens as they turn their attention to the dark, clear skies 1,750 miles to the west at Rehoboth. Thousands of photographs have been taken through this Rehoboth telescope, and those photographs were used in Rehobothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classrooms to teach students about variable s â&#x20AC;&#x2122; l r Ea Catering at itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best! stars. After an introduction to variable stars and the modeling that is being done to understand their behavior, students were put in groups with Calvin students and allowed to examine the data with sophisticated software in order to look for trace patterns. At least four new variable stars were observed during their visit, and although these stars will not be named other than by their celestial coordinates, if they do turn out to be significant discoveries, it will be noted that they were found by Rehoboth Christian Middle and High School students. All ten of the visiting Calvin College students are physics majors getting a minor in astronomy. Most hope to go on to graduate research or teaching. Their stop at Rehoboth is part of a three-week interim class during which they can share their knowledge with students in selected schools and visit astronomy facilities and important geological sites in the Southwest. Family Restaurant Since 1947 1400 East 66 Avenue 505.863.4201 D&A Body Shop Quality Repairs at affordable prices! Doug & Audra 105 Clark St. 505.863.2900 Cell 505-979-1510 dabodyshop

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