Monthly Archives: December 2014

How to Clean Your Room: A Flowchart for Children…and the Rest of Us

Have you ever looked at your cluttered, grubby house and wondered where to start? I think the kids have the same problem when I tell them “Clean your room.” At least, that’s the excuse I make for the crazy choices … Continue reading

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5XFriday Looking at the Stars

In honor of the final Friday of Space Month, this post features quotes about the stars by five different people. “Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly … Continue reading

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Some “New to Me” Favorites for Christmas 2014

Christmas traditions are wonderful, but sometimes it takes something completely different to put a real holiday sparkle in your eyes. Here are some of my absolute favorites from this year…that I didn’t know existed in December 2013. 1. The Song: … Continue reading

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5xFriday: Today’s “Popularizer of Science”

Today’s 5xFriday features 5 quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson…astrophysicist, cosmologist, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, and research associate in the ¬†¬†department of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. He’s been on everything…PBS Nova, The Daily … Continue reading

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Because Every Month is “Space Month” at the Johnson Space Center

and NASA knows it’s all about that space. Witness the awesomeness:

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Geminids: How Long Has This Been Going On?

You’d think if something happened once a year, something you could see by just looking up, and a person had been alive for over forty years…at least one time that person would have seen it, even accidentally. But no, apparently … Continue reading

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5XFriday Women Astronomers

For this Friday, instead of choosing five quotes by one person, I’m choosing one quote each by five different women astronomers. 1. If you used Google Search yesterday (December 11) you might have learned it was American astronomer Annie Jump … Continue reading

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