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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing at TWC Astronomy Day

February 2nd, 2019

On July 20, 1969, Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module, Eagle in the Sea of Tranquility, and Armstrong became the first human to ever stand on a world that was not Earth. The landing was broadcast live on TV to a worldwide audience. For those of us who watched […]

Young Poets Inspired by Nature

January 25th, 2019

On January 24, a group of young teens attended our Homeschool for Middle-Schoolers: Nature Writing Workshop. It was a wonderful program with a great group of young people. And the resulting poetry from the workshop was just too good not to share! Kudos to all the wonderful young authors, and thanks for sharing your nature […]

Counting On It

December 29th, 2018

Thank you to those who have taken part in an Audubon Christmas Bird Count! We’re grateful for your efforts, and if you missed the last one, please consider contributing your observations to the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC, like the Christmas Bird Count, is organized by the Audubon Society in collaboration with […]

Embrace the Season!

December 22nd, 2018

  Get ready – one septillion (that’s 24 zeroes) ice crystals will fall in the US this winter! We might as well embrace the season! Here are some ideas to get the family outside and in the snow. Scavenger hunts aren’t just for summer. You can make a list that includes items like acorns, animal […]

Celebrate the Winter Solstice

December 4th, 2018

Astronomical winter officially begins with the winter solstice on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 22:23 UTC (Universal Time Coordinated) or 5:23p.m. EST.  The word solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium with “sol” meaning “sun” and the past participle stem of “sistere” meaning “to make stand.”  This came from the observation that the sun’s position […]


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