July 30th, 2014
Waxing Crescent Moon
moon
Jesse Warner

Illusions of the Seasons: Part 3

In our last two seasons discussions (part 1, part 2) we dispelled some common misconceptions about why we experience seasons here on Earth.  In this discussion, we will dispel the last misconception I presented and conclude our seasons discussion with an activity…

Jesse Warner

Illusions of the Seasons: Part 2

In our first season’s discussion we learned how the Earth’s distance from the Sun has very little effect on the seasons.  In this discussion, we will dispel another common misconception about the seasons.  Misconception #2:   There are two days in…

Jesse Warner

Illusions of the seasons: Part 1

Understanding why the Earth has seasons is one of the most difficult concepts for people to understand because it is often difficult for people to abandon their preconceived ideas.  Some widely held misconceptions are: Misconception #1     The Seasons are caused…

Richard

Happy Day of Lammas!

What? You don’t know what the Day of Lammas is? Lammas is traditionally recognized as August 1st each year, and is celebrated by baking loaves of bread from the first wheat harvests. But there is a strong astronomical connection to…