1. The Night Sky for the Week of 1-19-20

    The stars of winter continue this week. The star Sirius shines directly below the shoulder star Betelgeuse of the constellation of Orion. If the sky is dark enough you can see the Milky Way Galaxy band, which intersects the constellation of Taurus. Taurus contains the bright star Aldebaran. Another constellation in the evening sky is Gemini, which lies to the left of Orion. In the predawn sky, loo…Read More

  2. Another Bomb Cyclone Storm System

    We are in for more rain and snow on the west coast. The Sierra Nevada mountains may receive up to 30 inches of snow. Here in Lodi, it may rain up to half an inch. Have a great rest of the week. https://www.accuweather.com/en/winter-weather/bomb-cyclone-targets-west-coast/662757…Read More

  3. The Ancient North Star

    The pole star changes over time. In ancient times Thuban was the north star. This was recorded in ancient Egypt. Astronomy has been important to many cultures throughout history. https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-science-space/north-star-0013130…Read More

  4. The Night Sky for the Week of 1-12-19

    This is coldest month for many people, but the night sky is great. The constellation of Orion dominates the evening sky, and is probably the most famous of all the winter constellations. It most famous star- Betelgeuse, has dimmed. Meanwhile the star Sirius, continues to sparkle in the night sky. On Friday, the moon will be in its last- quarter phase. Also, the band of the Milky Way galaxy may be …Read More

  5. New Stem Cell Experiments in Regrowing Teeth

    The frontiers of science are continual being pushed out. In the field of biology, stem cells are one these frontiers. Columbia University has successful regrow teeth. https://www.higherperspectives.com/stemcell-dental-implants-grow-teeth-2626577700.html…Read More

  6. Classical Mythology- Tara

    In Buddhism the goddess Tara helps the suffering and has great compassion. Her name means star and has two forms. These forms are green (accomplishment) and white (wisdom). Tara is the ideal of love and motherhood. These attributes make her similar to the Egyptian goddess Isis. https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/tara-0013096…Read More

  7. The Night Sky for the Week of 1-5-20

    Winter nights are cold and long. This makes for excellent star gazing. In the evening sky Venus sparkles in the western sky. While in the predawn sky Mars is visible. The brightest star in the sky Sirius, is visible for much of the night. A full moon will occur on Friday. Happy New Year! https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-january-3-11/…Read More

  8. Great Ancient Historical Sites- Vat Phou Temple

    The great Vat Phou Temple in Laos is one of the world's great historical sites. This temple was dedicated to Shiva and was built by the Khmer empire. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-asia/vat-phou-0013078…Read More

  9. Top Archaeological Finds for 2019

    Some great historical artifacts where discovered this year. One such find, where artifacts from the ancient submerged city of Heracleion, which is located off the Egyptian coast. Happy New Year 2020! https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/archaeological-discoveries-0013066…Read More

  10. The Night Sky for the Week of 12-29-19

    The year 2019 is ending. On midnight January 1st, 2020, look for the star Sirius directly overhead, while the sun is below your feet. While in the evening sky the moon is a thin crescent close to the planet Venus. The constellation of Orion and Taurus also twinkle brightly. Happy New Year 2020! https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-december-27-january-4/…Read More