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Celebrate the Summer Solstice as the Chinese Philosophers Did

Published June 15, 2012 by Mary

Another really interesting article from Earthsky.org. Excited or maybe even depressed about the Summer Solstice coming soon? Not sure what the Summer Solstice is? Check out […] Read the rest of this entry →

Earth’s Night Sky When Milky Way and Andromeda Collide

Published June 9, 2012 by Mary

This isn’t supposed to happen for about another 7 billion years give or take, but wouldn’t it be awesome to be around when this happens? What a spectacular view!

Check out the full article at earthsky.org by following the link below. By the way, earthsky.org is a terrific website with all kinds of interesting news and updates on astronomical and other events. You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter for daily news and updates.

Video of Earth's night sky between now and 7 billion years | Space | EarthSky.

Cosmic Log – Venus transit: A last-minute guide

Published June 5, 2012 by Mary

Here’s a link to a great article on the Venus Solar transit occurring for the last time in our century…Today!

Below, is also a video for safe viewing (also available at the link below.)

Try not to miss this – you won’t get another opportunity. The safest, but probably least exciting, way to view it will be on the Internet – unless you have a SAFE solar filtering device (see video below.)

 

Cosmic Log – Venus transit: A last-minute guide.

Macro Photography Insects and Small Animals by Igor Siwanowicz – AmO Images: Capturing the Beauty of Life – AmO Images: Capturing the Beauty of Life

Published September 4, 2011 by Mary

This website has some fantastic nature photography. Please check it out if you love looking at images of all the wondrous and beautiful things nature has created in abundance on our planet:

Macro Photography Insects and Small Animals by Igor Siwanowicz – AmO Images: Capturing the Beauty of Life – AmO Images: Capturing the Beauty of Life.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Published August 21, 2011 by Mary

Here are some pictures of a bear that my uncle caught on camera in front of his house in upstate PA. I don’t know if I would have stood there and took pictures – that’s a pretty good sized bear! Good for you Uncle G!

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