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reason for the seasons

The Shadow Knows
January 26, 2010 · Be The First To Comment

Who knows how much longer the winter will last? The Shadow knows. Okay, so that’s not exactly how those old radio serials used to begin.  However, the idea of all-knowing shadows brings to mind a strange weather forecast that will take place in a few weeks. photo credit: Furryscaly Early next month, a large rodent […]

The Unconquered Sun: Winter Solstice Today!
December 21, 2009 · 1 Comment

At 11:47 am Central Time on Monday, December 21, the sun is overhead at the Tropic of Capricorn. This is the farthest point south at which the sun can be overhead, indicating that the North Pole is tilted as far away from the sun as possible. At the Tropic of Capricorn and elsewhere in the […]

Reasons for the Seasons
June 9, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

If you have been outside lately, you may have noticed a slight increase in sweaty people around you, and potentially an increased amount of personal perspiration. You may long for the chill of the lukewarm Decembers Mother Nature promises you as a Houstonian. I have found myself, on occasion, cursing the sun and its inexorable inferno. “Why, […]

A Trick or a Treat?
October 27, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

In less than a week, people all over the country, including right here at our museum, will be celebrating Halloween. Perhaps your workplaces and schools are already festooned with ghosts, skeletons, graveyards, and the like.  If you stop and think about it, you may wonder just how it is that we came to celebrate by […]



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