Ruxz_M-rbu5hJUPoenSULdy6Wzk The Science of My Life: May 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Scorpion, Planetary Triangle

Here is more information about the cool sky events this week!

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Scorpion, Planetary Triangle

Planets in the Night Sky

I have really enjoyed looking at the planets this week in the night sky.  Here is the picture my dad took with his camera from our back porch on Sunday night. 

The planets are Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter in this shot, and Saturn has been viewable in the southeastern sky as well. 

There is a new planetarium show at the Herrett Center called Light Years from Andromeda.  Check out the cool shows at the CSI museum this summer!

The planetarium’s summer lineup, including Light Years From Andromeda, starts Tuesday, May 28. The new program will be shown at 3:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Other shows are: How to Build a Planet at 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; WSKY: Radio Station of the Stars along with a live hosted sky tour on the planetarium dome at 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; Led Zeppelin: Maximum Volume 1 at 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays; Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon at 8:15 p.m. Fridays; and U2 at 8:15 p.m. on Saturdays.

For more information, please contact the Herrett Center for Arts and Science at 732-6655 or go to its website at

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Young Inventors CSI Summer Camp

Here is the flyer for Science Camp.  The Burley session will be June 17-20 from 1-3 PM.  We are very excited to focus on inventions, discoveries, and masters of Science!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Back to blogging thanks to NSF!

Thanks to an NSF Workshop at BSU, I am back in the blogosphere.  The workshop dealt with effective communication strategies that scientists need to use so their message is shared with nonscientists.   Our last session tackled blogs.  I have missed sharing all the great STEM events and personal experiences I have had this past year so here I go again.

Today I remembered the cool people involved with Idaho EPSCoR.  I saw a  few friends from Idaho universities.  I met Joan from Idaho PTV D4K.  Most importantly, we had 5 faculty from CSI attend.    It's been a good day.