1. NASA’s Europa Mission

    NASA is going to send a new probe to study the moon of Jupiter called Europa. The moon is believed to harbor liquid water beneath a layer of ice. http://www.space.com/35868-europa-mission-enters-design-phase.html#?utm_source=syn&utm_medium=syn&utm_campaign=syn&cmpid=syn_spc_accuweather. Europa is also the name of a Phoenician princess, for whom the continent of Europe is named. In myth…Read More

  2. The Two Types of Spring

    Did you know that there are two types of spring. These are meteorological and astronomical spring. There is a difference between the two. Read on to learn the difference. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/whats-the-difference-between-meteorological-and-astronomical-spring/70000979…Read More

  3. Going Around the Moon

    The first private humans, may be going around the moon next year. Here is an important application of physics. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/. Newton's laws of motion are how a spacecraft travels from the earth to the moon, and then back again. http://www.space.com/35844-elon-musk-spacex-announcement-today.html#?utm_source=syn&utm_medium=syn&utm_campaign=syn&cmpid=syn_spc…Read More

  4. What’s in the Sky this week

    Here is whats in the night sky this week. Sirius, Mars, and Venus are particularly noteworthy. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/sky-at-a-glance/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-february-24-march-4/…Read More

  5. Art in Nature

    Here is an interesting application of math and the physics of fluid dynamics.  The spiral of water is a classic example of a mathematical spiral, and it is beautiful. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/science/lake-berryessa-spillway-california-glory.html. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/math/#/ and http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/.               &nb…Read More

  6. Nearby Earth-Like Planets

    Several earth-like planets have been discovered only 40 light years away. One could speculate, that some of them could support life or maybe even intelligent life. This is a fascinating thought and application of biology, http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-22/several-earth-like-planets-discovered-orbiting-nearby-star-izh9m54a…Read More

  7. The Night Sky for the Week

    From our science department at http://www.athenapreparatory.com/science/#/. The night sky for the week. Many planets are out this time of year. Venus and mercury make dazzling appearances. http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/this-weeks-sky-at-a-glance-february-17-25/…Read More

  8. Now Accepting Applications

    We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. We look forward to hearing from you. http://www.athenapreparatory.com/…Read More

  9. 6’s Everywhere

    Using our geometry, physics, chemistry, and geography classes you can see and use, the number six in many places and objects. It is particularly common in geographic distances. But it also occurs in geometry- honeycombs and the pole of the planet Saturn, physics- planetary orbital period relationship to the planets mean distance from the sun, chemistry- the charge of the quarks in neutrons and pro…Read More

  10. Origins of Christmas Traditions

    Our history department wishes to bring you, the origins of various Christmas traditions. Most of them, originated in Europe and the Americas. For instance, did you know that the word Noel originates from the French for good news, which refers to the Biblical gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Christmas trees are credited to Germany. The American contribution to Christmas, was eggnog, which …Read More