Almost everything we know today about the beautiful giant ringed planet comes from Cassini, the NASA mission that launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, the spacecraft has been beaming home miraculous images and scientific data, revealing countless wonders about the planet, its rings, and 62 moons—including some that could harbor life.
Articles by Debbie Mickle
Joe Beasley is a 5th-grade teacher at Goochland Elementary School who uses his musical talents to write fun, content-centered songs that kids love. Beasley teaches his students original song lyrics and pairs them with physical actions- also known as kinesthetic learning. This helps his students, of all ability levels, to actively - and energectically - engage in classroom learning that sticks with them.
Newspapers today are full of accounts of the future marvels of “synthetic biology,” a new approach to engineering life. But, how new is it?
The total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21 will be the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. This extraordinary cosmic spectacle will pass through 13 states, and everyone in the continental U.S. will have the opportunity to see at least a partial eclipse, making it the most widely viewed American eclipse of all time. Commencing at 10:15 a.m. PDT (1:15 p.m. EDT), a lunar shadow 73 miles wide will take one hour and 33 minutes to travel from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east, allowing continuous observation for 90 minutes.
With the total eclipse of the sun sweeping through 14 states on August 21st, University of Virginia Astronomer Ed Murphy is preparing to witness his third. Murphy talks with WCVE’s Charles Fishburne about what to expect and why being in the “path of totality,” is so important.
Jemesia Jefferson has had more than a few first-time experiences into the last 12 months. After graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School, she packed her bags for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.
After spending a year as an Americorps VISTA in Richmond City Public Schools, Alison will be leaving for Olin College to pursue her dream of becoming a mechanical engineer.
Did you know that by simply eating oysters in certain restaurants in the central and eastern Virginia region, you become a participant in oyster restoration? The Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program (VOSRP) is a public-private and nonprofit collaborative effort of the VCU Rice Rivers Center, taking shells destined for the trash and returning them to the Chesapeake Bay.