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Stopping at the Bonneville salt flats on our road trip to California naturally got The Ten-Year-Old thinking about alien planets and the beings that travel away from them. “Mommyo,” she asked when we were back on the road. “Is there an … Continue reading
Solar eclipse headed our way in two days. Have you made your solar eclipse viewing kit yet? Continue reading
In which my daughter learns that you can’t believe everything you read in books. Continue reading
Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe Being able to explain complicated ideas in simple terms is one of my favorite art forms. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe sets out to explain how complicated stuff like the microwave (food-heating radio boxes), the International Space Station … Continue reading
Too many weeks for a toddler to count ago, I promised you that we’d talk about how a Galileo thermometer actually works. I fully intended to answer this question at the time, but somehow kept finding one reason or another to put … Continue reading
Just after sunset tonight, glance up at the full moon. That bright star immediately next to it is Jupiter. Enjoy the view. Related Links: Top 7 Must-See Sky Events in 2017 (National Geographic)
If you happen to live in an area where clouds and/or light pollution aren’t blocking your view of the sky (Chicago, I love you, but you do have a tendency to thwart my inner astronomer), take a moment to look for Mercury. The … Continue reading
As you can see, our storm glass still isn’t back to normal. So Mommyo has declared that this is the week The Nine-Year-Old and I finally learn to use the Galileo thermometer Daddyo gave us all those years ago. Let’s start with … Continue reading