Let’s Talk Astronomy

One of the really great benefits of teaching astronomy is having a group of people who are somewhat interested in the subject, to talk with about current events and astronomy in general.  I’ve enjoyed the opportunities to speak before community groups, and, again, the conversations with members of the audiences are the best part. And … More Let’s Talk Astronomy

The Shape of Night

Tomorrow night (September 27-28) we will have a total lunar eclipse beginning around 9:07 and lasting until 12: 27.  This event will be safe to watch without any special equipment. This eclipse is the final in a series of 4 total lunar eclipses half-year apart. Our minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Greensboro has asked … More The Shape of Night

Crossing the River Styx

Today New Horizons, the space probe launched more than 9 years ago, makes its fly-by of Pluto, the traditional ninth planet. I’ve experienced a couple personal fly-bys concerning Pluto, the first whimsical and the second substantial. Several years ago the science teachers convention was held in Greensboro, and our astronomy club decided to provide some … More Crossing the River Styx