Category Archives: Astronomy/Astrophysics

A Poem for Pluto Day

Pluto is as far across as Manhattan to Miami, but its atmosphere is bigger than the Earth’s.  – Alan Stern, American planetary scientist On February 18, 1930, the planet Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh, at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff … Continue reading

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TCS: Tribute to a Soul Full of Wonder on Eclipse Day 2017

Good Morning! ________________________________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Eclipse Day is upon us. Is a dragon going to eat the sun?

  by Chuck Stanley Unless you live in a cave somewhere, with no way to connect to the outside world, you know the total solar eclipse will be here tomorrow. The countdown is picking up speed. If you are near … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: October 8, 2016

October 8th is Fall Astronomy Day * Fluffernutter Day Mind Your Manners Day * Pierogi Day World Octopus Day/ 1st Day – Cephalopod Awareness Days* ____________________________________________________________ MORE!  Jeanne Mance, Great Chicago Fire and Che Guevara, click

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ON THIS DAY: August 8, 2016

August 8th is Bowling Day Dalek Day Earth Over Shoot Day Happiness Happens Day International Cat Day ___________________________________________________________ WORLD FESTIVALS AND NATIONAL HOLIDAYS Cambodia – Kazantip Republic Fest Canada – (last day) Salmo BC: Shambhala Music Festival France – Lorient, … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 4, 2016

July 4th is: Sidewalk Egg Frying Day National Country Music Day Independence From Meat Day AND National Barbecued Spareribs Day National Holidays from Around the World Cayman Islands – Constitution Day Columbia – Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 2, 2016

July 2nd is: I Forgot Day Chicken Wing Day World UFO Day Cherry Pit Spitting Day National Holidays Around the World Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Destiny, a Muslim holy day, is a national holiday in many countries) Bangladesh – 1st … Continue reading

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Elon Musk & Aeon Flux: will Mars be only for the 1%

A million folks on Mars could be the Earth’s Plan B Continue reading

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“like Slavery, only with extra steps…”

a full array of Chocolate Weapons that will let you satisfy your sweet tooth, with a tastefully tactical appearance except when you want to get past airport security       By ann summers Ice cream can taste like so much Death … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day for May 20, 2015: Regarding Science and “An Age-Old Argument”

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