1. The Night Sky for the Week of 10-20-19

    The brightest star of Autumn Vega, continues to twinkle in the western evening sky. While in the predawn sky, the moon is in the constellation of Gemini.  "The Ghost of the Summer Sun" (The star Arcturus marks the spot where the sun was in summer) is back, just in time for Halloween. Enjoy the view. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-october-18-26/…Read More

  2. Classic Mythology-Hades

    Winter is approaching and the Greek god Hades represents the sun in the dead of winter. Hades also represents other things, such as the underworld. He is accompanied by his hound Cerberus. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/hades-0012712…Read More

  3. Classic Mythology-Dragons

    Dragons have played a classic role in mythology for many years. Ancient Egypt has some of the oldest stories involving dragons. This dragon god was called Apep and he would fight with the sun god Ra.  There are both good and bad dragons. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/dragon-myths-0012715…Read More

  4. The Night Sky for the Week of 10-13-19

    The fall night sky continues this week. It has certainly cooled down here in Lodi and the nights are noticeably longer. The full moon is on the 13th. Cygnus the swan is high overhead in the evening sky. Also, the Pleiades and Taurus have returned to the evening sky. The stars Aldebaran and Vega continue to shine brightly. Enjoy the view. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-…Read More

  5. Theories on the Great Pyramid

    Here is a good article on the possible meanings of the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Egypt. There may also be undiscovered chambers within the pyramid. It is one of the most famous buildings on earth, while also one the most enigmatic. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-africa/great-pyramid-0012685…Read More

  6. Protector of Pharoahs

    Bastet was a very important goddess in ancient Egypt. She was represented by a cat. Not only was she the protector of the Pharaoh, but also a savage warrior and great healer. She may be a form of the goddess Isis, the most important goddess for much of Egyptian history. https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-ancient-traditions/bastet-0012680…Read More

  7. The Night Sky for the Week of 10-6-19

    A beautiful first quarter moon graces the sky this week. It is close to the planet Saturn and the constellation of Sagittarius in the evening sky. The bright autumn stars Vega and Arcturus are still twinkling in the evening sky. Enjoy the view. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-october-4-12/…Read More

  8. The Goddess Medusa

    Halloween is coming up, so it is good time to talk about the scary looking Greek goddess Medusa. However, the mythology says she was a protective goddess. So looks can be deceiving. Happy Halloween! https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/legend-medusa-and-gorgons-002773…Read More

  9. Night Sky Events for October 2019

    In the autumn sky this month there will be four bright planets (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn) at various times. Also, the bright star Sirius will appear in the sky after midnight by the end of the month. Enjoy the view. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/from-meteor-showers-to-the-brightest-star-heres-what-to-look-for-in-the-night-sky-in-october/591297…Read More

  10. The Night Sky for the Week of 9-29-19

    There is more night sky viewing time, as the autumn nights are getting noticeable longer. Arcturus shines in the west after dark, while in the southwest the planet Jupiter continues to sparkle. The Milky band extends up from the southwest as well, arching magnificently across the sky towards the northeast horizon. But you have to be in a really dark location to see it. The moon is starting to grow…Read More