Science is Awesome

The Solar System to Scale

Published on Sep 16, 2015, and filmed on a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends built the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. Science is awesome, isn’t it?

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Fourteen July Seventeen

Today Liberty (and Asia) took a tour of the WAVY 10 news room in Portsmouth; which was cool. But even cooler was when Liberty got to meet and take a selfie with one her favorite meteorologists (she’s kind of a weather nerd), Jeremy Wheeler. She was able to contain her excitement (though Asia says just barely) and was super excited that he led the tour through the building. Folks, I think this will solidify her future Read more…

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Ten July Seventeen 

This little monkey, henceforth known as Ellie, couldn’t get enough of the tire swing some friends of ours had hung in the yard.  She was trying her hardest to find that spot just before she was leaning so much she’d fall. She didn’t fall, so she must have found it. 

By ryan, ago
Dad Blog

Making Tiny Origami Cranes

My wife was sent a link to a post on BoredPanda about creating tiny origami cranes and shared it with our daughter Asia. And that’s all it took to get her gears turning and fingers moving to see if she could create her own “tiny origami cranes.” Well, she could, and did. (Though she thinks it’s cheating when using tweezers. I still think it’s cool!) ^ This is a standard 2×4 Lego brick and that, Read more…

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Three July Seventeen

I won’t lie, it’s hot. Really hot. And as a family, we’re not too keen on jumping into the humidity and getting sticky. I will say one thing for this area though… it leaves ample opportunity for some great photos. This is out the back window of our house.

By ryan, ago
Prompt

Sunny, defined in three words

“bright with sunlight.” Those three words are the definition of sunny a single word that, depending on when and where you are, can change in meaning. I remember my first summer in Kodiak, AK and noticing how sunny it was at the height of Summer Solstice… it was still “sunny” at one in the morning. Well, not really sunny per se, but it was bright enough that you could see everything; just past that point Read more…

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Twenty-One June Seventeen

Liberty and I caught a production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing being put on by the Fine Arts Dept of Tidewater Community College this evening. As I write this I don’t know if it will be very good… We’re waiting in the crowd in our lawn chairs. Nonetheless, it’s a great night for it. 

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