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11 March 2014
Missed Cosmos Last Night?? You Can Watch it Here..Now
9 March 2014
In Honor of Cosmos Tonight, NASA Releases A New Set of Images on Flickr
Take a look! You can see the on FLICKR in higher resolution HERE.
POTUS To Introduce COSMOS Two Sunday Night
I hear that the President will introduce the first episode. I saw this quote from Carl Sagan on Google Plus last week, and it is more true now than when wrote it. There does seem to be a growing segment in America that looks as ignorance as an attractive lifestyle choice. A far cry from the days of Gemini and Apollo as I was growing up. In those days, Texas …
8 March 2014
Why your car is covered with an inch of ice, instead of a foot of snow!
Guest post by Ilissa Ocko Ever wondered what the “wintry mix”’ you were suffering through was really made of, or argued with a friend about whether you were seeing sleet or hail? Wonder no more! On a recent ski trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, my husband and I encountered almost every type of precipitation possible. It had snowed four feet in four days where we snowmobiled in Yellowstone National Park; …
5 March 2014
Royal Society and National Academies Publish Updated Guide on Climate Science
There is an excellent new report out on climate science written for the general public, and I highly recommend it. It’s written at a high school level and the authors and reviewers are a “who’s who” of science experts. I know a lot of teachers have trouble finding materials for the classroom that they can trust, and this fits the bill. You can download the complete report here and read it …
2 March 2014
Meteorological Spring Arrives- Can I Borrow Your Snow Shovel?
Saturday afternoon model runs show a stripe of heavy snow from Arkansas to Maryland Sunday into Monday. (Note this is just one model run and not a forecast). Meteorological spring began at midnight Saturday but the winter of 2014 keeps giving. A blast of very cold Arctic air is moving through the plains and will combine with a developing trough to produce a wintry mix from Arkansas to Maryland, and …