1. The Night Sky for Week of 5-24-20

    It is a long weekend and there is much to see in the night sky. The planets Mercury and Venus are close together in the early western evening sky. A thin waxing crescent moon is close by Mercury and Venus. Also, the brightest star of spring Vega continues to sparkle in the eastern sky. Enjoy the view. https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-may-22-30-2/…Read More

  2. Can Time Flow Backwards?

    NASA physicists may have finally proven the existence of not only parallel universes, but they may have discovered a universe where the flow of time is backwards. There is actually no reason why the laws of physics shouldn't operate in reverse.  This discover may also lead to a better understanding of time, which is one of greatest scientific mysteries of our era. https://themindunleashed.com/202…Read More

  3. First Time Gardeners

    Gardening is a great way to learn about nature and science. It can also be relaxing. Many new people are starting to garden. https://www.accuweather.com/en/videos/why-the-pandemic-is-sparking-so-many-first-time-gardeners/fFcwUsMu…Read More

  4. The Night Sky for the Week of 5-17-20

    In the spring evening sky, look for the bright star Vega which dominates the eastern sky. Also, the dim constellation of Hydra the sea serpent, sprawls across the southern evening sky. The slim crescent moon returns the evening sky this week and will be a new on Friday. While the planets Mercury and Venus are visible in the predawn morning sky. https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/this-weeks-sky-…Read More

  5. Classical Mythology- Morpheus

    In ancient Greek mythology the god of dreams was Morpheus. His mother was Nyx, the night. Dreams where considered significant in ancient Greece. Like many other ancients, the Greeks assigned gods and goddess to the various principles of nature, in this case dreams where assigned to the character of Morpheus. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/morpheus-greek-god-dreams-who-deliver…Read More

  6. Classical Mythology- The Oldest God in Egypt

    Ancient Egyptian mythology and literature is replete with great gods and goddesses. But the oldest is probably the ram headed divine potter god Khnum (meaning to join and to build). He is the creator of humans and controller of the Nile floods. https://www.ancient-origins.net/human-origins-religions/khnum-0013695…Read More

  7. The Night Sky for the Week of 5-10-20

    We are having summer like temperatures here in Lodi. The warmer nights make for more comfortable viewing conditions. Vega, the bright star of Spring is out in the evening sky. In the predawn sky the waning moon is close to the planets Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The planet Saturn is visible more than other solar system objects, because of its slow orbit. Enjoy the spring sky. https://skyandtelescop…Read More

  8. Footprints on the Moon

    One of America's greatest achievements was putting a man on the moon. His footprints are still there. The reason for this is because the moon does not have weather. https://www.accuweather.com/en/accuweather-ready/accuweather-forecasters-school-of-weather/716916.…Read More

  9. Classical Architecture- Luxor Temple

    The Luxor Temple in Egypt is one of the finest examples of ancient Egyptian architecture. It is located in the ancient city of Thebes. Much of the current site was built by Amenhotep III and was dedicated the god Amun. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-africa/luxor-temple-0013664…Read More

  10. The Night Sky for the Week of 5-3-20

    The moon is waxing, and will be full on Wednesday, in the southern evening sky. Look for it close to the bright stars Spica and Arcturus. The planets Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn can be seen together in the predawn sky. The brightest star in the sky Sirius, is still visible briefly in the evening sky. Enjoy the view. https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-may-1-9-2/…Read More