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WINTER SOLSTICE: THE LONGEST NIGHT by Bethany Caldwell, Science Educator

Happy Winter Solstice! We hear that said in scientific communities around the country, but what is the solstice exactly? A picture of the mythical druids dancing around stone circles chanting may come up in your mind, but the real scientific reason for the solstice is just as phenomenal. via GIPHY The Latin translation of the word solstice is “sun stoppage.” In winter, it marks the shortest day and longest night of the year. But, how does this happen? To begin,... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 12/17/18
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SEASONS ACROSS THE UNIVERSE by Patrick King II, Planetarium Educator

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You know what that means… getting your gift list in order, strapping up your tauntaun for holiday travel, and most importantly, not forgetting to grab a coat because Jack Frost is nipping at your nose. via GIPHY Depending on where you live, weather can be great indicator of the time of year. For most of us in the Northern Hemisphere, the crisp, cooler temperatures of fall transition quickly into frigid, cruel winter weather.... Read More
Posted by Molly Hornbuckle at 12/12/18
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