Category Archives: Insight

How to create a summer music festival

From the dark coldness of interstellar space, the creation of a music festival seems highly unlikely. Every year, I volunteer for Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival. As I listen to the music and feel the warmth of the sun, it … Continue reading

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How far can we go?

In the late 60s, when I was about eight years old, I remember lying on my grand parents living floor on a hot summer’s afternoon, watching TV and witnessing the Apollo 11 Lunar Module land on the moon. Then hearing … Continue reading

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Ode to Ham

More than 50 years ago on April 12, 1961, Russian Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space and to orbit the planet. He made his historical flight in the spherical capsule of the Vostok 1 spacecraft. What a marvelous … Continue reading

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Arcturus a star growing with humanity

Can stars predict the future of the human race? One of the brightest stars in the sky, is Arcturus. It’s only been visible to us for the past half million years. That’s about the same time as the dawn of … Continue reading

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Unknown wheel in the sky

  The universe is full of mysteries. We have probably explained very little about the universe, than we would like to admit. With the help of the Hubble Space telescope, astronomers have spotted this strange spiral taken in near infrared … Continue reading

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A class that inspired

I’ve always been interested in astronomy and the natural world. As a kid I remember bugging my parents to take me to the museum and planetarium on Sundays. I even remember lying on my grandmother’s living floor watching the Apollo … Continue reading

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Going out in a puff of smoke

Everything in this universe ends including stars.  As stars burn through their stash of nuclear fuel, their cores begin to shrink. Like anything else that has been created, they cling onto life for as long as they can. Before entering … Continue reading

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