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