Straight Science

Straight Science: review research into various fields of  science and glean information you can use in your daily life

Weather or Not:

For detailed LOCAL WEATHER FORECASTS, live radar and lots of other great meteorological and astronomical info, just plug your city name or zip code into the Weather Underground’s search bar: What’s Your Weather Forecast?

“News and information about the Sun-Earth environment” from the Space Weather site, aurora alerts, sunspot activity, “weather” above what’s happening on the ground: What’s the weather like “upstairs”?

Does anyone really know what time it is?

World Sunlight Map — watch the world’s sunrises and sunsets in real-time: Where’s Ol’ Sol shining right now?

Monthly calendar showing the Moon’s phases: What phase is the Moon in tonight?

Time and Date Info from every aspect: Tell me what my time and date is! Or, see a full index of world choices at their Site Map

Play Amongst the Stars:

American Museum & Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium: play amongst the stars from the oxygen-rich comfort of your computer chair. Explore the wonders of space; download their Atlas of the Known Universe.

Then check out Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., astrophysicist, educator, author, radio and PBS star, fun guide and one of the coolest human beings on this planet — “read, listen, look” at his official website. “Tyson is the recipient of nine honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine in 2000. He is the first occupant of the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium.”

Also, click on over to Neil’s new radio show “with co-host Lynn Koplitz, a professional standup comedienne, bringing science to commercial radio with the NSF-funded pilot program StarTalk. Combining celebrity guests with informative yet playful banter, StarTalk’s target audience is all those people who never thought they would, or could, like science.”

Track the International Space Station and satellites, how to view and when: What’s passing overhead now?

Powering Up!

“The Orion Project is a not-for-profit corporation created to transform the current energy, environmental and social crisis into a world of sustainability and enlightened abundance.” Read about ongoing research and opportunities to join in the work: Real Energy Solutions!

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