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Total Solar Eclipse in the USA


It was in 1918 the last time it happened. And on August 21, 2017, 99 years later, a total solar eclipse will travel across the USA from coast to coast. Are your solar glasses ready? Times for partial and total phases of the eclipse vary depending on your location. As…


Lowell Observatory Pluto Telescope


My parents in front of the historical 13 inch Astrograph (a type of telescope employed exclusively to take pictures) used to discover Pluto in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. This was at Lowell Observatory, Mars Hill Campus, in Flagstaff, AZ, which was named as one of “The World’s Most Important Places” by…


Large Hadron Collider, LHC, recommissioned!


The world’s largest particle accelerator called the Large Hadron Collider, LHC, housed in a 27 km ring-shaped tunnel CERN  of the European Organization for Nuclear Research that is located underground the Swiss-French border close to Geneva, is running again after a two-year shutdown for refit of its machinery and wiring,…


Pi Day


The mathematical constant π = 3.1415…. Today is called “Pi Day” (3/14/15), and will occur only once every 100 years. And today I captured the Pi second 🙂 the date and the time exactly corresponding to the first 10 digits of Pi (π): 3.141592653. Lesson: Our time is brief and…