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See the Show!

Hey there folks! It’s been kind of hard for us to notice over the last few days, since our local Virginia weather has been, well, nothing short of awful.  But right now, the sky is putting on quite the show. Sadly, the lousy weather will…

I’m Only Happy When It Rains (Meteors)

Well, strictly, that’s not true.  I’m generally a pretty happy person.  Although, I’ve got to admit, 2020 is really testing my optimism to the limit.  Anyone else out there starting to experience severe hug deprivation? But…good news for us…the peak of the Leonid Meteor Shower…

The Circle of Life

Pi is a very surprising thing. Pie can also be very surprising.  In fact, surprise pie has long been a staple of physical comedy.  But right now I want to focus on this kind of pi: π Pi is the number you get if you…

It’s Too Late

Well, actually, it’s too early. Sometimes the best observing is done way earlier in the morning than most astronomers would like to be awake.  Unless we’ve stayed up all night…we have been known to do that. If you’re an early (and I do mean early!)…