1. Meteorite Fireball

    A meteorite created a bright fireball upon entering the earth's atmosphere over the southern United States. It really lite up the night. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/entire-sky-lights-up-as-fireball-flashes-over-florida-saturday-night/70007851…Read More

  2. The Sky for the Week of 3-31-19

    Spring is finally here and the sky is great. Castor and Pollux shine brightly in the southern sky. The constellation of Taurus the bull is close to Mars and Pleiades. Look for the new moon on Friday. According to folk tradition, you are only supposed to plant seeds and plants from the new moon to the full moon. Enjoy the view. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-ma…Read More

  3. Saving the Kakapo Parrot

    The kakapo parrot is one of the most unique parrots on earth. It is currently endangered and the New Zealand government is trying to save the kakapo. Natural biology is full of interesting creatures. https://www.sfgate.com/lifestyle/article/New-Zealand-aims-to-save-the-strangest-parrot-on-13720047.php…Read More

  4. Glacier Growing

    Here a good example of how a glacier can grow. It certainly looks cool. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/nasa-study-shows-melting-glacier-miraculously-growing-again/70007801…Read More

  5. More Rain for Lodi

    We are off to a wet spring. More rain is coming our way. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/threat-for-flooding-heavy-snow-renewed-throughout-california-through-midweek/70007786…Read More

  6. The Sky for the Week of 3-24-19

    The spring sky is finally here. However, the star Sirius still shines brightly in the evening sky. Taurus, the Pleiades, and the planet Mars are also close together in the evening sky. Before dawn, the¬†waning gibbous moon is close to the planets- Jupiter and Saturn. Enjoy the view. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-march-22-30/…Read More

  7. Happy Spring 2019

    Spring is finally here. We are having a rainy start to ours, here at Athena. Also, you can't make an egg stand up by itself today. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/spring-myth-can-an-egg-really-balance-on-its-end-during-the-vernal-equinox/70007680…Read More

  8. Death Valley Lake

    Because of the large rains in California, a temporary lake has formed in Death Valley. The snow capped mountains make the view even better. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/desert-oasis-hottest-driest-place-in-the-us-sees-a-10-mile-long-lake-suddenly-appear/70007690…Read More

  9. St. Patrick’s Day 2019

    Happy St. Patrick's day! Here is a good summary of the holiday. Though not mentioned in the article, some scholars think that the holiday has pre-Christian roots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Patrick%27s_Day…Read More

  10. The Sky for the Week of 3-17-19

    The spring sky is starting to show itself, with the return of star Arcturus in the evening sky and the sinking into the southwestern sky of the constellation of Orion (his belt appears horizontal if you are in the right location). Spring begins this week on the Wednesday the 20nd. Also, this Wednesday is the full moon. This is another supermoon. Look for Mars to be close to the constellations of T…Read More