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Author: Cosmic Strings

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…

The Little Robot that Could

Greetings all! I’ve got a friend who loves little robots.  And no, it’s not Grant Imahara.  She’s a science educator here at the museum with me.  And I have to confess, I totally understand. There’s something wonderful about a little, plucky machine, doing its job…

The Dog Days are Back

Hey everyone! Well, here we are again.  It’s August.  The weather is hazy, hot, and humid.  Going outside for more than about 4 seconds results in sticky wet clothes, lots of sweat, and generally feeling nasty really fast.  It is not, by any stretch of…