1. Astronomy for Spring

    Here is what the sky looks like this week. It is a nice time of year, to observe the heavens. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-march-24-april-1/…Read More

  2. The Sun Cycle

    The sun is in a solar lull. It is interesting how the sun has its own cycle, like so many other things in nature. http://www.space.com/36188-spotless-sun-has-no-sunspots.html…Read More

  3. Full Moon Calendar

    Here is the full moon calendar for 2017. The moon is one the best things to watch in the night sky. Enjoy. http://www.space.com/16830-full-moon-calendar.html…Read More

  4. Space Race- Friendship 7

    Here is a brief summary of the first manned American mission to orbit the earth with astronaut John Glenn. The rocket and capsule worked great and he returned safely. http://www.space.com/14618-nasa-john-glenn-orbit-friendship-7-50th-anniversary.html…Read More

  5. Spring Traditions

    Here are some interesting spring traditions from around the world.  Spring has sprung. The sun is headed toward, its height of power and the earth is coming alive. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/10-spring-traditions-festivals-from-around-the-world/56104303…Read More

  6. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

    Saint Patrick's day has an interesting history. It has pagan origins, but was adapted by the Christian Church. Green is the color of the day, because Osiris is the god of the woods. He is also the god of bulls and was mummified (corned beef), and is the patron of beer. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/history/#/. Here is good history of the Christian version of the holiday. https://en.wikipedia.or…Read More

  7. Light Physics in Nature

    Here is an interesting application of the physics of light and optics. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/from-rainbows-to-fog-bows-how-do-these-unique-phenomena-form/70000829. They certainly are beautiful as well. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/. Have a great St. Patrick's day, which rainbows are part of.…Read More

  8. Happy Pi Day

    Today is 3/14 which is pi (3.14159) day. Pi is an interesting mathematical constant. Here is some information about it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi. It is also important in geometry and therefore occurs in nature. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/math/#/. It is equal to the circumference of a circle divided by its diameter. https://qz.com/931891/pi-3-14159-is-a-metaphor-for-life-and-the-natur…Read More

  9. Wildflowers

    Here is another advantage of our wet winter. The deserts are blooming. Actually, it is considered a rare super bloom. Enjoy http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/photos-stunning-wildflower-super-bloom-illuminates-california-desert/70001090…Read More

  10. End of California’s Drought

    Here is an interesting article on why we got a lot of rain and snow this winter in California. We certainly needed it. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/what-led-to-californias-drought-busting-rain-this-winter/70001068…Read More