Articles by Dana Wilde

 
AMATEUR NATURALIST
Stars stream through the sky in a 38-minute exposure over Acadia National Park in 2008. Once you get your vision oriented, a lot of information starts streaming in from the night sky.

Messages in starlight

By Dana Wilde on Feb. 26, 2012, at 4:22 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

The voices of a Camden naturalist

By Dana Wilde on Feb. 19, 2012, at 3:35 p.m.
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A map of North: Ursa Major, aka the Great Bear, aka the Big Dipper, aka the Plow.

Orienting yourself to the stars

By Dana Wilde on Feb. 12, 2012, at 4:50 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

The rock steady voice of a former Maine poet laureate

By Dana Wilde on Feb. 04, 2012, at 4:09 p.m.
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This budding lilac bush in Hampden last week appears to think it is already spring. Is it a sign of global warming? Maybe. Only people who are conversant with all the facts can say for sure.

My theory of climatology and the driveway

By Dana Wilde on Jan. 29, 2012, at 5:13 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

The truth about the nightclub music scene, in verse

By Dana Wilde on Jan. 22, 2012, at 8:28 p.m.
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Apple trees and a winter apparition weathering the bare part of January in Unity.

A dark and reckless winter

By Dana Wilde on Jan. 14, 2012, at 6:44 p.m.
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Thuban

The once and future pole star

By Dana Wilde on Jan. 01, 2012, at 7:42 p.m.

A coming-of-age novel from midcoast Maine author

By Dana Wilde on Dec. 24, 2011, at 12:07 p.m.
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Shepherd's purse in late November.

Winter frontiers

By Dana Wilde on Dec. 18, 2011, at 4:39 p.m.

A Camden writer’s return to poetry

By Dana Wilde on Dec. 11, 2011, at 4:04 p.m.
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Two galaxies colliding about 220 million light-years from Earth toward the constellation Aquarius have formed the object NGC 7252, informally called by astronomers the Atoms-for-Peace galaxy because it reminds them of a drawing of an atom. NGC 7252 spans about 600,000 light-years.

When particles collide

By Dana Wilde on Dec. 04, 2011, at 9:34 p.m.

A literate, shotgun-blast thriller from the caves of the cybergeeks

By Dana Wilde on Nov. 26, 2011, at 5:37 p.m.
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Streaks of light on film: The real particles produced by the collision of a 6400 GeV sulphur ion with a gold target pass through a streamer chamber. Streamer chambers consist of a gas chamber through which a strong pulsed electric field is passed, creating sparks as a charged particle passes through it.

Models of behavior

By Dana Wilde on Nov. 20, 2011, at 10:04 a.m.

Poetry readings from Tenants Harbor

By Dana Wilde on Nov. 13, 2011, at 4:33 p.m.
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A red-tailed bumble bee works New England asters this fall.

An old bee on the edge of the driveway

By Dana Wilde on Nov. 06, 2011, at 8:24 p.m.
BOOK REVIEW

Nice haiku imagery from Maine

By Dana Wilde on Nov. 06, 2011, at 7:23 p.m.
AMATEUR NATURALIST
A blue jay steals food and shouts about it late in October.

Halloween morning

By Dana Wilde on Oct. 30, 2011, at 10:06 p.m.
A sumac in Unity.

Amateur Naturalist: Beauty of autumn sunlight creates new energy

By Dana Wilde on Oct. 22, 2011, at 12:54 p.m.

The small magazine tradition sails along Down East

By Dana Wilde on Oct. 16, 2011, at 2:59 p.m.