1. Ancient European Gods in Modern Times

    The ancient gods, goddesses, and beliefs of Europe are returning in parts of the continent. These religions are nature based, and their gods and goddesses represent the various aspects of nature and its cycles. This interest in paganism has been growing for about 200 years. But has grown much faster in the last couple of decades. https://www.ancient-origins.net/ancient-places-europe/return-ancient…Read More

  2. Orionid Meteor Shower 2020

    The annual autumn Orionid meteor shower reaches its peak on Tuesday night. It originates from debris left behind by Halley's Comet. Look for the Orionids to radiate from the constellation of Orion (this is where the name Orionids comes from). https://www.accuweather.com/en/space-news/orionid-meteor-shower-to-peak-tuesday-night/832662…Read More

  3. The Night Sky for the Week of 10-18-20

    After dark in the south-southwestern autumn night sky Saturn, Jupiter and the moon shine brightly beside the constellation of Sagittarius. This time of year in the north sky, the constellation of Cassiopeia is standing on its end. On Friday the moon reaches its first quarter phase. https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-october-16-24-2/…Read More

  4. Classical Mythology- Mythology Greek Monsters

    Greek mythology has many great monsters. Some are common to various mythologies around the world such as vampires, werewolves, dragons, and the phoenix. But others are not. These include the dracaenae and the scylla. Each monster has its own meaning and part to play in the story. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-europe/8-legendary-creatures-greek-mythology-0011542…Read More

  5. How Bees Spend the Winter

    Many animals have to change their behavior to survive the winter. Bee are a great example of this change in behavior. They spend most of the winter taking care of the queen bee. https://www.accuweather.com/en/winter-weather/where-do-bees-go-in-the-winter/670568…Read More

  6. The Night Sky for the Week of 10-11-20

    After dark in October, Deneb has now become the zenith star. While Vega is the brightest star of Autumn and can be found in the western evening sky. The planets Jupiter and Mars sparkle in the night sky.  Mars is currently in opposition, so it is particular bright. In the predawn sky, Venus twinkles brightly next to the constellation of Leo and the crescent moon. https://skyandtelescope.org/obser…Read More

  7. Classical Mythology- Apollo

    There have been many gods and goddesses who represented the sun throughout history. The ancient Greek god Apollo is probably the most famous god of light. He also had other roles such as the the guardian of young people, music, and civil constitutions. https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/apollo-0014361…Read More

  8. Halloween Blue Moon

    Halloween is coming up at the end of this month, and it will be a unique Halloween. There will be a rare blue moon (2nd full moon in one month) on Halloween. Enjoy the view. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/catch-octobers-harvest-moon-as-you-wait-for-the-rare-halloween-blue-moon/ar-BB192ks5…Read More

  9. The Night Sky for the Week of 10-4-20

    The planet Mars is the "star" of autumn night sky this month. It is so bright because Mars is very close to the Earth. The bright stars of summer, Arcturus and Vega still twinkle brightly in the evening sky. While the moon is in its last-quarter phase and passes through the constellation of Gemini before sunrise. Also, in the eastern predawn sky, Venus sparkles brightly next to the star Regulus. h…Read More

  10. What is Frost?

    Autumn is the time when many places start to receive a visit from Jack Frost. But frost is not frozen dew. The science of frost is explained in the following article: https://www.accuweather.com/en/accuweather-ready/accuweather-forecasters-school-of-weather/716916…Read More