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The Vast Universe Offers Some Perspective After A Tumultuous Year

by Nell Greenfieldboyce, orginally published on npr.org Terrorist attacks, hurricanes, a divisive U.S. election, Brexit — 2016 has not been easy. With the year coming to an end, we thought it was time to get some serious perspective — from the scale of the entire universe. We’re tackling big questions: what scientists know, and what they […]

The Celestial End of 2016 Starts With the Winter Solstice

by Lyn Dalebout Star Signposts: Week of Winter Solstice December 20-27 Winter Solstice and Last Quarter Moon “Winter Buddha” photograph by Lyn Dalebout Happy New Year! The celestial end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 begins this week with Winter Solstice on December 21 at 3:44 am MST. In the Northern Hemisphere, our magnificent […]