TUCSON’S MARCH FOR SCIENCE

TUCSON’S MARCH FOR SCIENCE – APRIL 22ND, 2017      Donning lab coats and carrying only the most clever of signboards, “SCIENCE, NOT SILENCE” became the rallying cry for those attending the March for Science in downtown Tucson this past Saturday. The historical El Presidio park transformed into a pro-science, pro-education space in what was a sister march for the […]

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What Star Augur Etraeus Got Wrong

Thoughts from an Astronomy Gamer THE STAR AUGUR… Blizzard’s Warcraft series, and all the books, merchandise, and spinoffs that includes, is one of the most successful franchises in gaming history. While playing online recently, I came across an encounter that is as visually stunning as it is thought-provoking. Star Augur Etraeus in the Nighthold raid grants players a glimpse of Azeroth’s night […]

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TWO LOVELY WEAVERS – ANITA AND ARABELLA

On July 28, 1973, two all-American ladies spun into space on the Skylab 3 assignment – a solid decade before Sally Ride’s historic space shuttle Challenger STS-7 mission launch. Their monumental task: to weave some silky webs in zero gravity. At the prompting of Massachusetts high schooler Judy Miles, NASA space scientists (who, most likely, were not arachnophobes) asked, “How […]

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