Monthly Archives: May 2012

June 5 Transit of Venus

On June 5 (or 6, depending on where you live), you may have the opportunity to see the last transit of Venus in your lifetime! A transit of Venus is when the planet Venus passes directly in front of the … Continue reading

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Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Towel Day

Friday, May 25, is Towel Day. This is an annual celebration in tribute to the late author Douglas Adams (1952-2001) on which fans around the universe carry a towel in his honor. There is a website devoted to the promotion … Continue reading

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Partial Solar Eclipse May 20, 2012

There is a partial solar eclipse coming up for some of us on May 20, 2012. It is a partial solar eclipse. For some people it will be an annular eclipse, so the moon passes in front of the sun … Continue reading

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Can you handle Hercules?

May is a good month for going out to spot the constellation of Hercules, but if you find yourself saying, “Mayday Mayday Mayday, I cannot find Hercules,” then read on for a few tricks for locating him. I freely admit … Continue reading

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