Topic: sun

Friday, October 3, 2014

Our world is too large for one person to just look around and understand everything.  In order to understand more than what is in front of our eyes, we must rely on logic and mathematics. For example, a long time ago humanity was not sure how large the Earth actually was. Sure, there were some...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

​ Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans.  But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen?    Located some 92 million miles away...

Monday, December 2, 2013

For a long time humanity has relied on technology to help us understand more about the natural world.  For example, we can look up at the moon all we want, but without technology we would never see the detailed ridges on its surface or know what its dust is like.  Observations and...

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Our lovely and comfortable home here on Earth is a long ways away from the end of our solar system. Don’t forget, there’s a lot of space in space.  Here on Earth concepts of boundaries involve rivers, lakes, mountains, human imposed borders, and so on.  However, this...

Friday, September 7, 2012

The lunar eclipse has never been so delicious! We hope you enjoy learning about one of the coolest natural phenomena that can be observed without any special equipment!
Life on this planet wouldn’t exist without the Sun. Plants, trees and flowers have thrived by harnessing this naturally occurring, renewable resource. So, how can we get in on that?
Join us this month as we discuss the undeniable super star of the solar system, the sun! 93 million miles away, can hold one million earths, unbelievable temperatures...yet this is only a small-medium sized star. One of the billions in our galaxy alone! All life on this planet is directly impacted...
Large enough to hold one million Earths, the provider of nearly all the energy that fuels life here, regulates the temperature, controls the water cycle, and without life on Earth would not be possible. The Sun!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

At 12:47 pm today, December 21, 2009, winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere. The first day of winter is called the Winter Solstice; likewise, the first day of summer is the Summer Solstice. The word solstice is derived from Latin and means “sun standing still.” On these two days of...
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