1. Dates of the Sun in the Zodiac Signs 2018

    Here are the 2018 dates for the sun to be in each of the zodiac signs. The sun transits through each sign and then enters the next sign. We are currently in the sign of Taurus. http://earthsky.org/space/dates-of-suns-entry-into-each-constellation-of-the-zodiac…Read More

  2. The Planets in Astrology

    Here is a good summary of what the various planets mean in astrology. Planets are considered to have influences and are called wandering stars. Enjoy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planets_in_astrology…Read More

  3. The Sky for the Week of 6-10-18

    It is almost summer. The nights are definitely shorter, but there are still a lot of things to see. The star Vega has come into its own. A thin crescent moon is located below the planet Venus in the evening sky. Also Castor and Pollux are visible close to them. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-june-8-16/…Read More

  4. Pluto in Mythology

    Pluto in Greek mythology is the god of the underworld and afterlife. He was originally called Hades. Like other gods and goddesses, Pluto has a rich mythology. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto_(mythology)…Read More

  5. The Dwarf Planet Pluto

    While Pluto is no longer officially a planet, we have decided to include it in our series about the planets. It was considered the smallest planet. Pluto is named after the god of the underworld. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluto…Read More

  6. Summer Solstice 2018

    The summer solstice is coming up in a couple of weeks. It is the longest day of the year and marks the start of astrological summer. This solstice can fall between the 20th and the 22nd of June. This year it is on June 21st. https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/life/970011/Summer-solstice-2018-what-is-summer-solstice-how-long-longest-day-of-the-year…Read More

  7. The Sky for the Week of 6-3-18

    It feels like summer here in Lodi and the summer sky is starting to be visible. The constellation of Cassiopeia is low in the northern sky signaling summer. It high during the fall and winter. The moon is big and bright, and the planet Mars can be observed right below it. Also, look for the very bright star Vega. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-june-1-9/…Read More

  8. Today is Phi Day

    Today June 1st, 2018 in European style dating is 1-6-18 or 1.618 (called phi). The golden ratio is this number. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio. https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-06-01/math-geeks-must-wait-100-years-for-a-day-like-this…Read More

  9. The God Neptune

    Neptune is the Roman god of the waters- both fresh and salt. His Greek equivalent is Poseidon. They also are the god of horses. Neptune in mythology is father of the Latin people. His festival was on July 23 and was called Neptunalia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune_(mythology)…Read More

  10. The Planet Neptune

    The planet Neptune is currently the farthest known planet from the sun. It is named after the Roman god of the sea Neptune. It may have been discovered by Galileo in the 1600's, and is much larger than earth. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neptune…Read More