1. Eclipse Viewing Locations

    Here are some good locations for the upcoming solar eclipse. Eclipses represent a practical application of math and physics. Math is practically everywhere in nature. Both of these subjects are taught, here at Athena Preparatory. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/10-unique-locations-to-view-the-total-solar-eclipse-on-aug-21-2017/70002108. Enjoy.…Read More

  2. Space Garbage

    Here is an interesting article on garbage. There is getting to be more and more trash around the Earth. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/500-000-pieces-of-space-junk-whirl-around-earth-how-this-fast-moving-debris-poses-risks-to-spacecraft-crew/70002107.…Read More

  3. New Planet?

    There may be another Earth or Mars sized planet beyond Pluto. But this claim has happen before with the planet X, which was not there. We will have to wait and see, if this is true. But it is fun to think about. http://www.astronomy.com/news/2017/06/another-potential-planet-nine.…Read More

  4. The Night Sky for 4th of July

    Here is what is the sky this week. You can look the starry sky, before and after the fireworks. Of particular note Jupiter is great again this week and so is the star Spica. Saturn and the moon will also be up before the fireworks. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-june-30-july-8/.…Read More

  5. 4th of July Weather

    Here is the national weather forecast for 4th of July. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/storms-may-threaten-4th-of-july-activities-in-central-eastern-us/70002035. We here in California, should be dry and hot.…Read More

  6. Inanna

    Here is an interesting article on the Sumerian goddess Innana. Her story is one of the oldest story in the world. She was represented by the planet Venus. Literature is taught here at Athena Preparatory, and is important to us. Literature is one of the great accomplishments of civilization. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inanna.…Read More

  7. The Late June and Early July Sky

    The summer has many jewels in it. Saturn and Jupiter are out. While Venus is glorious before dawn. The star Spica as well as Castor and Pollux are all back in the evening sky. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-june-23-july-1/.…Read More

  8. Northwest Heatwave

    Now the northwest of USA is having a record heat wave.  In California we have cooled off a little.  But it is still hot here. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/heat-to-expand-across-western-us-as-wildfires-rage/70002020.…Read More

  9. Happy Solstice

    Today is the summer solstice, which is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. This is due to the earth's wobbling on its axis as it spins. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/summer-solstice-longest-day-year-happens-stonehenge/. Summer solstice has been celebrated for a very long time in Europe. The Europeans celebrate the longest day of year, by erecting a May pole, burning bonfire…Read More