June, the first kiss to the start of summer, June bugs make their ritual comeback, and the crickets chirp in choirs. Summer has officially begun. Though summer offers shorter nights, there is still much to savor after sunset. With school out, staying up late can officially be indulged. The red carpet appears to be rolling […]
Category Archives: Astronomy
Imagine living on earth during a time when there was no electricity. A time with absolutely the bare minimum of any type of light pollution and just pure night time darkness. A time that when the sun set, a celestial showcase revealed a blanket of studded diamonds, twinkling in the night with splendor beyond belief. […]
In just 110 days of galactic travel towards the direction of the sun beholds the vehement planet Venus. Our closest planetary neighbor’s destiny has succumbed to an inferno. While explosive, liquid lava dominates it’s surface, what lies under, is a solid and cold place- keeping the mystery of this planet subsistent. Because Venus is Earth’s closest neighbor […]
The beautiful moon. Our illuminant, intriguing friend and closest celestial neighbor. Life is acquiescent to the moon’s power and we wouldn’t be the same without its glorious glow. Many look to the moon for inspiration and answers and many may not look to it at all. But what lies on the surface is just as […]
Many of us relish over the idea of driving out in the country at night to lie in the middle of a field and gaze up into a dark sky filled with stars. Unfortunately, this is now considered a rare experience. Gazing at the stars is not just always outside the door, stargazing now requires […]
On a chirping summer night, a boy named Joey was hanging out in his room. With the door open, of course. Joey had a wonderful family. They all loved to spend time together. The doors were generally always open at home. While in his room, Joey turned on his walkie talkie. It was time to […]
“Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity” –Eric Knight Light pollution interferes with night time viewing in a spectrum of ways. Light pollution casts limitations to not only astronomers but ecologists and other scientists as well.