Casadastraphobia and Other Fears of the Dark

Casadastraphobia and Other Fears of the Dark

I’ll never forget Lesa’s confession of her biggest phobia. I was teaching naked-eye astronomy to a group of about twenty homeschooled students. Several parents chose to take the class with their kids so they could share stargazing experiences as a family. Lesa had...
Episode 30- Winter Solstice from Alaska to Costa Rica

Episode 30- Winter Solstice from Alaska to Costa Rica

In this Winter Solstice special, we take trips to Alaska and Costa Rica to find out what it’s like to experience the shortest day of the year in these extreme locations. Ted Blank, a NASA Solar System Ambassador, answers my burning question about the weather and the...
Episode 29- Transform Your Life Outdoors with Amy Bushatz

Episode 29- Transform Your Life Outdoors with Amy Bushatz

Amy Bushatz is the host of the wonderful podcast Humans Outside. She is also a journalist and an editor specializing in coverage of the Alaska outdoors and the U.S. military. When here husband left the active-duty Army in 2016, their family moved sight-unseen to...
Arizona’s Dark Sky Corridor

Arizona’s Dark Sky Corridor

If you want to plan a road trip filled with tremendous dark skies and great activities along the way, you should put Arizona on your travel list. While large areas of the state have spectacular dark skies, there is a corridor that runs right down the state’s center...