Earth Day 2018

Poster: Every Day is Earth Day Earth Day 2018 – What are we doing to minimize the use of plastic? Twitter Moment ‪Earth Day 2018 https://twitter.com/i/moments/987861028426862592‬ Headlines https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-did-earth-day-become-just-a-__-holiday https://www.vox.com/2018/4/21/17247994/earth-day-2018-plastic-climate-change Planeta.com What are your plans for Earth Day? Plastic

What are your plans for Earth Day?

Poster: Roofdog Earth Day (April 22) has proved extremely popular in the United States and around the world. And in 2018? Let us know your plans. Hashtag: #EarthDay Some history: Back in the early 1960s Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson introduced the idea of ‘Earth Day’ to then President John F Kennedy and has officially celebrated since 1972. Earth Day …

Astronomy Day

Astronomy Day is a world-wide event observed each spring and fall. 2018 dates for Astronomy Day are April 21 and October 13. Local astronomical societies, planetariums, museums, and observatories will be sponsoring public viewing sessions, presentations, workshops, and other activities to increase public awareness about astronomy and our universe. Key Links Astronomical League Latest Astronomy …

International Dark Sky Week 2018

International Dark Sky Week takes place April 15-21. Hashtag: #idsw2018 Key Links http://www.darksky.org http://www.darksky.org/dark-sky-week-2018 https://www.facebook.com/IDAdarksky https://twitter.com/IDADarkSky Tweets by IDADarkSky Twitter Moment https://twitter.com/i/moments/985891301919883265‬ History International Dark Sky Week was created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow and the event has grown to become a worldwide event and a key component of Global Astronomy Month. Each …

Wild USA

Photo: Wetlands Parks The United States has a long history of conservation. Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wildusa Planeta.com National Park Service Raises Fees National Park Service Floats Fee Increase National Parks and Monuments Yosemite Grand Canyon National Park Bears Ears National Monument Gold Butte State Parks Valley of Fire State Park

Biosphere

Buzzwords A biosphere reserve is an area proposed by its residents, ratified by a national committee, and designated by UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere (MAB) program, which demonstrates innovative approaches to living and working in harmony with nature. The idea was proposed by Mexican scientist Enrique Beltran at the First World Conference on National Parks held …

Stars

Photo: NASA Marshall, Ancient Globular Stellar Cluster Star = An object in the sky that sends out its own light, generated by nuclear reactions in its center. Headlines https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/astronomers-glimpse-signposts-of-universe-rsquo-s-first-stars Planeta.com Astronomy

Amaranth

Amaranthus, collectively known as amaranth, is a cosmopolitan genus of annual or short-lived perennial plants. Some amaranth species are cultivated as leaf vegetables, pseudocereals, and ornamental plants. Most of the Amaranthus species are summer annual weeds and are commonly referred to as pigweed. – Wikipedia Translating: Amaranth Spanish: Amaranto YouTube Planeta.com Food, Health and Cultivating …

Light

Buzzwords Light alters its color according to the chemical composition of the matter that emits, reflects or absorbs it. Elsewhere on the Web http://www.light2015.org Recommended Listening James Clerk Maxwell – poet, mathematician and the father of light – Maxwell proposed his theory of electromagnetism. It allows us to enjoy radio, television, mobile phones and more. …