“Celestial Confusion” by Thomas Lyons

Every semester my Astronomy students must complete an observing project.  I offer several ready-made projects, and I also allow students to make-up their own project  if they wish. This semester one of our graduating seniors made his own music project, music based on the orbital period of the planets and their distances from the Sun. … More “Celestial Confusion” by Thomas Lyons

“Grand Unified Theories and the Inflationary Universe”

After teaching for the public school system for ten years, the administration decided I needed teach a new subject, economics.   This was a subject that was new to me as well as new to the curriculum. So in the Spring of 1985 I learned I would teach ninth grade economics.  This dismal science was … More “Grand Unified Theories and the Inflationary Universe”

Observing plans for Public Session at Cline Observatory on April 1, 2016

Observing Plan for Cline Observatory April 1, 2016 Our featured object for this April Fools Day will not be the astronaut footprints on the moon as previously announced. The recent rain has apparently washed them away. Instead, we plan to observe:   Joe Mulholland’s Meteor: last reported in the 1880’s when a piece broke off … More Observing plans for Public Session at Cline Observatory on April 1, 2016