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Category: history

WHAT IS EARTH DAY? by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

On April 22,1970, the very first Earth Day celebration saw 20 million Americans take to the streets, parks and auditoriums across the country to speak up for a healthy, sustainable environment. Since that first celebration, Earth Day has grown into a worldwide phenomenon featuring 192 countries banding together to give back to the planet we call home. From preventing deforestation to coral reef restoration, Earth Day is a time when we plant trees, learn how to conserve water and hear from... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 4/18/18
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MARIA MITCHELL #WSW by Molly Hornbuckle, Marketing Communications Manager

No woman should say, "I am but a woman!" But a woman! What more can you ask to be? With only 19 days until totality hits Nashville for the first time since 1478, I wanted to take this chance to feature one of the original “eclipse chasers,” Maria Mitchell. Born in Massachusetts in 1818, Maria grew up in a large Quaker family and community where they valued education and insisted on giving girls the same quality of education that boys received, as one of the... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 8/2/17
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STORIES by Theo Wellington, NASA Solar System Ambassador

Humans have been observing the sky – especially the night sky – for thousands of years. The sky was always the same, stars rising and setting in their season. The regular movements of the stars made our first calendar. The sky was also this gigantic canvas on which the dots were connected to form patterns.  Our brains love to see familiar shapes in random things, we see animals in the clouds and we saw animals in the stars.  Over time we drew heroes,... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 7/7/17
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WHY IS THE SOLAR ECLIPSE A BIG DEAL? by Marcin Chojnowski, ASC Eclipse Intern

Imagine yourself living thousands of years ago, harvesting crops in a field on a bright sunny day. You think it’s just like any other day, but suddenly the sky starts getting dark. As you look over the horizon, you see a dark sweeping shadow racing towards you. You look up at the sky as absolute darkness begins to engulf the sun and normally invisible stars begin to shine.  The sun, your daily provider of light and warmth, is replaced with a pitch-black circle surrounded by a... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 6/2/17
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