Reputable Vendors of Solar Filters & Viewers

Not all glasses are created equal when viewing the solar eclipse. Make sure you are buying from a reputable vendor because Eye Safety is extremely important when viewing the Sun. American Astronomical Society has come up with a list of tested and approved vendors for viewing the eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Before using any…

Time to Blow Your Kid’s Mind!

Sometimes it is a good idea to step away from our daily grind and get a bit of perspective on things. If we pay attention, nature has a way of resetting our minds and our spirits. Have a look at this spectacular video from Nature on the structure of our Universe. Brent Tully, an astronomer at…

The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society team up again for the Great Backyard Bird Count, an online real-time citizen-science project to gather data on wild birds. What better way to get your kids into nature, or just your backyard, and contribute to a worldwide science project?   Spend 15 minutes for one or more…

‘Girl Power’ Expo

If you missed the annual Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory’s Girl Power event this past month, don’t fret. Every year the Applied Physics Laboratory event, designed to inspire middle and high school girls to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and math, brings scientists and engineers from government and community organizations to work…

Making Waves

It only took one hundred years to directly detect Albert Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves, but physicists from LIGO were able to detect and record two black holes colliding together, approximately 1.3 billion light years from Earth…giving scientists a new tool for studying the Universe.   ARVE This simulation was created by the multi-university SXS…

Meet the Titanosaur

This species is so new, paleontologists have not had a chance to formally name it, and it’s skeleton is going up in the American Museum of Natural History this January. The herbivore, found in the Patagonian desert region of Argentina by a team of researchers from the Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio led by José Luis Carballido and…