Category Archives: Education Matters
Time and our limited perceptions frequently obscure the impermanence of the world. On a recent hike in the coastal redwoods, a solitary old growth tree stood. A short fence surrounded it, and a nearby sign announced it as an example … Continue reading
A Teachable Moment?
This past April, while attending the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) conference in St. Louis, Missouri, a friend came up to me and asked what I thought of the image of the black hole. My reply: “what black hole?” The … Continue reading
Windows, Mirrors, and Sliding Doors to the Universe
The phrase a “window to the universe” has become ubiquitous every time a new observatory or astronomical instrument is built. While there is a certain aesthetic to the phrase, when applied so often it becomes easy to not think about … Continue reading
From December 2018 through July 2019, the world is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first missions where humans orbited, then landed, on the Moon. A total of nine Apollo missions went to the Moon and returned safely to Earth. … Continue reading