April Fools

No one knows where the tradition of “April Fools” came from. It’s origin has been wrapped in obscurity for a long time. Some claim that the custom has something to do with the Vernal Equinox Read more…

November’s Meteors

The Leonid Meteor Shower. On the nights of November 17th and 18th the Leonid Meteor Shower will peak in the wee hours of the morning on the Oregon Coast. It’s maddeningly unpredictable. In 1933, the Read more…

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Selling the Night Sky

Selling the Night Sky… The Star Wheel An Observatory astronomer once had a great idea for making a fast buck. He’d nab a copy of the city’s list of fire hydrants and sell them one Read more…

Railroad Time

So. It’s simply amazing what astronomy will bring us to, don’t you think? Railroad time. “Think thou existence doth depend on Time?”  On Mar 11, 2018 – Daylight Saving Time Started in the Pacific Northwest. Read more…

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…