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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…

The End

Well friends, it’s the end of an era. In May of 1977 I was 8 years old…I would not turn 9 until November.  I was not yet the space science geek I am today…in fact, my parents loved to watch Space 1999 on television, and…

Lightning and the Thunder

They say that lightning never strikes twice. Tell that to Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon. They were the crew of Apollo 12, the second manned mission to the Moon.  Thirty-six seconds into the flight, lightning struck the Saturn V launch vehicle carrying them…

Look Up! Look Up at Night!

Hey folks!  Just wanted to let everyone know that Astronomy Day is coming up this weekend!  May 11 is Astronomy Day, and of course, we will be hosting our monthly Stargazing and Laser Light Night to celebrate. Besides the usual night sky viewing with telescopes…