Perchance to Dream

By NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Dearest readers, My long-time role model and hero, Sally K. Ride, passed away this week at 61 years old, after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer. The first American woman to go to space, Dr. Ride was also an astrophysicist at University of California San Diego and the co-founder of Sally Ride Science, a company … Continue reading Perchance to Dream


Everything you wanted to know about the Venus transit, but were afraid to ask

This site explains everything you could want to know about today's transit of Venus across the Sun - check it out so you can enjoy this last-time-in-your-lifetime phenomenon. Ok, that's really all for today. 🙂

Just so you know, “annulus” means “ring”

Annular eclipse - almost there!

Hello, fellow Earthicans, On the evening of May 20, 2012, some lucky sky searchers got to see a relatively rare event - an annular solar eclipse.  In my searching for how to explain to my dear mother why this wasn't a "total solar eclipse" I found this site which does an amazing job, so I … Continue reading Just so you know, “annulus” means “ring”