1. The Ancient Egyptian City of Memphis

    Memphis is one of the oldest cities in Egypt. It was the capital for eight dynasties during the old kingdom. The city was established by Menes, the first Pharaoh of upper and lower Egypt. Memphis was gradually abandoned during the period of Roman rule. It is also mentioned in the Bible and is called Moph or Noph. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis,_Egypt…Read More

  2. The Sky for the Week of 1-27-19

    Another great week is here. The constellation of Orion continues to dominate the evening sky. While Orion may be the brightest of the 88 constellations, his neighbor Eridanus is much larger than Orion. Eridanus is named after the Euphrates river. But this constellation is much dimmer than Orion. Also, in the evening sky look for winter triangle which consists of the stars Sirius, Betelgeuse- above…Read More

  3. The Egyptian Goddess Nekhbet

    Nekhbet was the vulture goddess of ancient Egypt. She represents unified Egypt and is one of the oldest goddesses in Egypt. Also, the vulture was present on the pharoah's burial headdress. The vulture spreading its wings represented praying to god.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nekhbet…Read More

  4. Lunar Eclipse 1-20-19

    Here is some good information about the lunar eclipse Sunday night. This is the last total lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021. Enjoy the super blood wolf moon. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/sunday-nights-total-lunar-eclipse-will-be-the-last-blood-moon-of-the-decade/70007122…Read More

  5. The Sky for the Week of 1-20-19

    The cold winter sky is in all its glory. The star Sirius and constellation of Orion continue to dominate the evening sky. While the moon is in the constellation of Gemini. Also, there will be a total lunar eclipse, this Sunday night, over most of America. Enjoy the view. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-january-18-26/…Read More

  6. The Ancient Egyptian Goddess Anuket

    In ancient Egyptian mythology, Anuket is the goddess of the lower cataracts of the Nile river and of lower Nubia. Her cult was located at Elephantine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anuket…Read More

  7. The Egyptian Goddess Serket

    Serket is the ancient Egyptian goddess of nature, medicine, and fertility. In Egyptian mythology, Serket protected the dead and healed venomous stings and bites, such as scorpion stings and snake bites. She is represented by a scorpion and was referred to as "She who gives breath". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serket…Read More

  8. More Storms for California

    We are going to more very wet weather next week. Rain is good for us, here in Lodi. Have a great week. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/onslaught-of-storms-to-soak-california-with-rain-snow/70007123…Read More

  9. The Sky for the Week of 1-13-18

    The winter sky continues to be good this week. The constellations of Orion and Pleiades continue to dazzle. As do the stars Sirius and Aldebaran. On Saturday, Sirius will be directly below the star Betelgeuse in Orion. Also, Mars is close to the first-quarter moon. In the predawn sky Venus, Jupiter, and Antares form a equilateral triangle. Enjoy the view and have a happy new year. https://www.skya…Read More

  10. Beautiful Hoarfrost

    Here are some great winter pictures. Hoarfrost is a rare and beautiful natural phenomenon. Natural science is very important. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-is-hoarfrost/70007064…Read More