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


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”