Frank Kovac http://wxpr.org en Comet ISON Not So Spectacular: Astronomer http://wxpr.org/post/comet-ison-not-so-spectacular-astronomer <p></p><p>A local astronomer says the comet which some thought would be a big deal could be fizzling out. &nbsp;WXPR's Ken Krall yesterday had a chance to talk with Frank Kovac who owns a planetarium in Monico. The majesty of the night sky can be enhanced with a visit from a comet passing by. Some have been spectacular, but this one, called ISON, hasn't lived up to the hype.</p><p></p><p>Astonomer Frank Kovac from Monico.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:24:25 +0000 Ken Krall 11268 at http://wxpr.org Comet ISON Not So Spectacular: Astronomer Kovac's Universal Dream http://wxpr.org/post/kovacs-universal-dream <p>If you’ve ever felt the urge to do something other than what’s expected of you, this story is for you.&nbsp; Frank Kovac worked a factory job by day, but nurtured a passion for astronomy at night. &nbsp;This is the&nbsp;story of a cloudy night, some glow in the dark paint, and a universal dream.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Driving down Mud Creek Road in Monaco Wisconsin, you might think you’re headed to a campground.&nbsp; But in fact the gravel lane leads to Frank </span>Kovac’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hand-made planetarium.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8486 at http://wxpr.org Kovac's Universal Dream Meteors Shine in the Atmosphere http://wxpr.org/post/meteors-shine-atmosphere <p>You may have been spotting an unusual number of shooting stars in the night sky.&nbsp;&nbsp; And you might already know they’re part of an annual meteor shower that’s been lighting up the Northwoods. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Astronomers predict the </span>Perseid<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> meteor shower should peak Monday night, with possibly hundreds of meteors passing through the night sky in just a few hours.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 23:01:03 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 6434 at http://wxpr.org Meteors Shine in the Atmosphere