astronomy Archive

  • My mom broke into bedtime last night to deliver “good news and bad news” to me. Apparently we are descendants of early U.S. settler Richard Treat, which means that we […]

    I guess I picked the wrong night to fall asleep at nine

    My mom broke into bedtime last night to deliver “good news and bad news” to me. Apparently we are descendants of early U.S. settler Richard Treat, which means that we […]

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  • The other day, my son was asked to draw a picture of something he is grateful for. He made semi-scribbly, red twisty lines. Above them, he wrote “DNA.” I asked […]

    The re-education of a science mom

    The other day, my son was asked to draw a picture of something he is grateful for. He made semi-scribbly, red twisty lines. Above them, he wrote “DNA.” I asked […]

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  • Known to the blogging world as WhyMommy, Susan Niebur is an astrophysicist, a mother to two young boys, an advocate for cancer education and research, and a survivor. Since 2007, […]

    Team WhyMommy Virtual Science Fair

    Known to the blogging world as WhyMommy, Susan Niebur is an astrophysicist, a mother to two young boys, an advocate for cancer education and research, and a survivor. Since 2007, […]

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  • If you are looking for ideas about how to engage children with science, Mama Joules has got resources and fresh ideas about everything from physics to geology to gardening. I […]

    Interview at Mama Joules’ place

    If you are looking for ideas about how to engage children with science, Mama Joules has got resources and fresh ideas about everything from physics to geology to gardening. I […]

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  • I decided to make up a bedtime story last night, choose-your-own adventure style. Me: “Once upon a time, there was a boy named… Antonio or Declan?” Declan: “Declan!” Me: “This […]

    I gave birth to the whole universe

    I decided to make up a bedtime story last night, choose-your-own adventure style. Me: “Once upon a time, there was a boy named… Antonio or Declan?” Declan: “Declan!” Me: “This […]

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  • Welcome to the 129th Carnival of Space! I’m thrilled to have another opportunity to host this great showcase of space-related blog posts. For those of you that are visiting Tiny […]

    Carnival of Space #129

    Welcome to the 129th Carnival of Space! I’m thrilled to have another opportunity to host this great showcase of space-related blog posts. For those of you that are visiting Tiny […]

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  • Do you know where in the universe you might find this? 400 years ago, Galileo concluded that it was orbiting this: And with that, humanity took a giant step toward […]

    A Gigantic, Happy Halloween

    Do you know where in the universe you might find this? 400 years ago, Galileo concluded that it was orbiting this: And with that, humanity took a giant step toward […]

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  • “Why are these big rocks covering them?” he asked me, as though someone had put the gravestone there to hold my grandparents under the earth. “They help you and I […]

    It’s my 500th post! Let’s talk about death…

    “Why are these big rocks covering them?” he asked me, as though someone had put the gravestone there to hold my grandparents under the earth. “They help you and I […]

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  • The last couple of weeks have been rough. With camp long since over and another three weeks before the preschool year begins, there’s been no consistent social diversion for my […]

    Twinkle, twinkle

    The last couple of weeks have been rough. With camp long since over and another three weeks before the preschool year begins, there’s been no consistent social diversion for my […]

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  • 1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

    Things I did not know a month ago

    1. When a distant star shakes and shimmies ever so slightly (visible only through a high-powered telescope), that’s a good indication that it has planets orbiting around it. The gravitational […]

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