1. Classical Mythology- The Ramayana

    The ancient Indian epic of the Ramayana is one of the greatest works of literature in history. It has been very influential on Indian culture and traditions. One of these traditions is the festival of Diwali. https://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends-asia/ramayana-0014190…Read More

  2. Classical Mythology- Asian Dragons

    Unlike in European mythology, the orient often views dragons as helpful and benevolent. There are many beautiful temples dedicated to dragons in Asia, as well as great works of art featuring them. One such temple is the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan. https://www.ancient-origins.net/history/dragons-0014165…Read More

  3. The Night Sky for the Week of 8-30-20

    The planets Jupiter and Saturn continue to dominate the evening sky this week. They are accompanied by the moon. The moon will be full on Tuesday. Look for the bright star Vega close to the zenith in the evening sky. While the planet Venus continues to dominate the predawn sky. https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-august-28-september-5-2/…Read More

  4. Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall

    Fall is right around the corner and some tree leaves will changing to vibrant colors. The following video is a good scientific explanation of why this happens. https://www.accuweather.com/en/accuweather-ready/accuweather-forecasters-school-of-weather/716916…Read More

  5. The Night Sky for the Week of 8-23-20

    Look for the bright stars Vega and Altair after dark. Vega is crossing the zenith. While Altair is above Jupiter and Saturn in the southeastern evening sky. Also, the first-quarter moon is close to Saturn and Jupiter. https://skyandtelescope.org/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-august-21-29-2/…Read More

  6. Historic High Global Temperatures

    Yesterday, Death Valley, Ca set an 89 year high world temperature record of 130 degrees Fahrenheit. We are having a major heat wave in the western United States. Other cities, including Sacramento, Ca, hit their own record high temperatures. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/death-valley-reports-worlds-hottest-temperature-on-record-in-89-years/796311…Read More

  7. Heatwave 2020 Continues

    It has been a very hot summer here in Lodi, and it is getting evening hotter. This is making our drought worse. Much of the western USA is also having record high temperatures. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/heat-dome-sweltering-western-us-with-days-of-record-high-temperatures/795923…Read More

  8. The Night Sky for the Week of 8-16-20

    In the early evening sky, look for a brilliant Jupiter and Saturn in the southeast. At the right location and time and with a larger telescope you can see Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and two of Jupiter's moons Ganymede and Io casting their shadows on Jupiter. August is the prime time to see the Milky Way galaxy band arch across darker skies. While the moon becomes a thin crescent as the week progres…Read More

  9. Ancient Science

    The ancients had an advanced understanding of science. Archimedes was a great mathematician and scientist. He was educated in Egypt. Archimedes invented the Archimedes screw and the death ray. https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/archimedes-ancient-greek-genius-ahead-his-time-003690…Read More

  10. Iguazu Falls

    The Iguazu falls are the largest water falls in the western hemisphere, and is located on the Brazil-Argentia border. This year the falls were much smaller due to a drought, but now are back to normal. https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/iguazu-falls-rumbles-back-to-life-after-drought-ends/751139…Read More