Bennu the Asteroid – July 10, 2019

Bennu the Asteroid – July 10, 2019

Bennu the Asteroid – July 10, 2019 Bennu is a carbonaceous asteroid that was discovered on September 11, 1999. It is a potentially hazardous object that has a 1-in-2700 chance of impacting Earth between the years 2175 and 2199. Bennu is the target of...
Solar Eclipse – July 3, 2019

Solar Eclipse – July 3, 2019

Solar Eclipse – July 3, 2019   We’re down in Montevideo, Uruguay at the moment and our visit overlapped with a solar eclipse. In Montevideo, it was a partial eclipse (95%) and the maximum coverage occurred right around sunset. Did you know that during...
T-rex in Space! – June 26, 2019

T-rex in Space! – June 26, 2019

T-rex in Space! – June 26, 2019 Earlier this week, I went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Sharing with you today something out-of-this-world! Back in 1992, a house was being constructed in Littleton, Colorado. During...
Size – and Shape – Does Matter  – June 19, 2019

Size – and Shape – Does Matter – June 19, 2019

Size – and Shape – Does Matter – June 19, 2019 Today we’re hosting Dr. Carl Schmitt, a scientist from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, CO, who specializes in cloud physics. “Size does matter, and so does...
Survival – June 12, 2019

Survival – June 12, 2019

Survival – June 12, 2019 Our topic today is on survival. On Friday, October 13, 1972 Uruguayan Air Force flight 571 took off from Mendoza, Argentina to Santiago, Chile for a planned rugby match. The plane never made it. It crashed at nearly 12,000 ft. above sea...
Flooding – June 5, 2019

Flooding – June 5, 2019

Flooding – June 5, 2019 For the past few days, we’ve been on the road in the Midwest with the Summits, Songs and Science project. While on the way to get Iowa’s highpoint, driving from Chicago to the northwest corner of Iowa, we crossed the...