Episode 52- Fireflies and Starlight with Ben Pfeiffer

Episode 52- Fireflies and Starlight with Ben Pfeiffer

Fireflies are magical and mesmerizing. Yet researchers have been telling us that their populations are dwindling. So I chatted with Ben Pfeiffer, founder of the website Firefly.org, to learn more about what’s causing this problem and what we can do to solve it. Many...
What the Heck is a Blood Moon?

What the Heck is a Blood Moon?

When a Full Moon travels completely into Earth’s shadow, we get a total lunar eclipse. Astronomers call it a Blood Moon. It may sound creepy, but it will be beautiful! WHAT IS A BLOOD MOON? What makes it a Blood Moon? On that night, there will also be a total...
The Little-Known Link between Holidays and Cross Quarter Days

The Little-Known Link between Holidays and Cross Quarter Days

Cross Quarter Days once held the most important holidays of the year for the ancient Celts and other nearby cultures. Today, most of us have never heard of a Cross Quarter Day. Yet, we still celebrate holidays that are remnants of those distant times.   WHAT THE...
Episode 51- Celestial Origins of Halloween

Episode 51- Celestial Origins of Halloween

Our first-ever Halloween special will take you back in time to the origins of the spooky holiday. We’re going to discover the astronomical connection to the timing of Halloween and how it led to some of the traditions associated with it.  LINKS IN THIS EPISODE Why...