Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice

The Winter Solstice – The Shortest Day The most popular of the ancient pagan celebrations was this, the birthday of the “Unconquered Sun”. An anniversary painlessly transferred in early Christian times to the birth of Read more…

Destination Mars!

Destination Mars! The first weather report from Mars arrived on July 20, 1976. “Light winds from the East in the late afternoon, changing to light winds from the Southeast after midnight. Maximum winds15 m.p.h. Overnight Read more…

A Brightly Lit Killing Field

A Brightly Lit Killing Field… One of the problems relating to light pollution is the ever-increasing number of space debris particles, any of which could wreak havoc on spacecraft and kill our astronauts, catch light, Read more…

Summer Begins

Summer Begins “Elf girls… dancing in shawls woven in mist… the floor had been washed with moonlight and the walls rubbed down with witches’ lard… The kitchen was crammed with frogs on the spit, snake-skins Read more…