Monthly Archives: February 2011

Seeing the sun in the night sky

Did you know you can see the glow of the sun at night? It’s called the zodiacal light. The light appears as a faint whitish glow in the night sky. As the sun’s rays travel through space, they are scattered … Continue reading

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Who could pull off the perfect crime

Who could pull off the perfect crime? Dr. Who that’s who. But maybe it’s more appropriate to say he could, can or has. You see Dr. Who is a Time Lord. He travels through time from inside a police box. … Continue reading

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How to improve your vision

Recently, I learned something disturbing.  Our eyes are only designed to last for 40 years. After that it’s all down hill. It would seem that it’s a little discouraging, especially if you’re over 50 and an amateur astronomer. However, there is … Continue reading

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Leaving the red light on

Everyday after sundown, the homes at Arizona Sky Village turn on their red lights. Some say they look like a bunch of whore houses. Instead of luring customers, the red lights allow people to see in the dark, while protecting … Continue reading

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Never take anything for granted

Every morning, we assume that the sun will rise. Its heat and energy fuel life for countless creatures on the Earth. I always thought that this is something that I could count on. But can we be certain that the … Continue reading

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Jules Verne – My best teacher

Good teachers are rare. They’re in charge of shaping young minds. They provide inspiration to students. The best teachers I ever had, was born today on Feb. 8, more than 180 years ago. His name was Jules Verne. Reading his … Continue reading

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Making your own astronomical discovery

Making an astronomical discovery is an extremely rewarding experience. Just ask10 year-old Kathryn Aurora Gray from Fredericton, NB, who last month, was the youngest person in history to discover an exploding star called a supernova in a far away galaxy. The … Continue reading

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