Up in the Air is a column written by Dr. Dan Caton, and published monthly, on the third Monday, in the SciTech section of the Charlotte Observer (and the Raleigh News and Observer), and gives information
on interesting phenomena seen in the sky.
This web site is in support of that column, and will provide additional links and information about the topic discussed this month.
on this month's column as published:
More information on the Jamestown cannibalism is found on the Observer's site here.
A discussion of the Little Ice Age is found here. I would also recommend Brian Fagan's book The Little Ice Age.
A nice articel on the Maunder Minimum is found at WikepediA.
NASA has a nice web site about the current solar cycle here (I get my info on its status at this site).
I have provided below a map of the May sky for about 9-10 pm.
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