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Author: Cosmic Strings

It’s…GROUNDHOG DAY!

Okay, okay…not quite.  But it is Groundhog Day tomorrow.  And the Bill Murray movie is great fun, so it deserved a shout-out. Have you ever thought about Groundhog Day?  What a funny little holiday.  We wait to see if a little critter pops out of…

The Year in Review

It’s that time of year, isn’t it folks?  Everyone is doing a “Year in Review.”  Well, who I am to miss that bandwagon!  So in this final installment of Cosmic Strings for 2011, I give you my personal five favorite astronomy stories of 2011.  Enjoy!…

‘Tis the Season

Hey folks! We started talking holidays two weeks ago, so I thought I’d keep it up, as we get a lot of calls around this time of year about good astronomy Christmas gifts. My Dad loved Christmas.  He loved shopping…especially if he could get a…

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Oh yes indeed.  Halloween is this coming Monday.  If you have little kids in your house, like I do, your days are filled with costume prep, costume changes, plans to meet friends and trick-or-treat the best neighborhoods (the ones where you can get the most…

Over the Moon

Actually, I’m kind of not. We had an amazing night last Saturday, observing the Moon.  The NASA exhibit was awesome…I touched a piece of the Moon!  Our Moon is incredible! And that got me thinking…what about all the other moons?  Does anybody realize how incredibly…