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“Techtober” Brings Nanotechnology Instruction to Virginia's Teachers

October is “Techtober” in Virginia and the National Nano Initiative, MathScience Innovation Center, and Virginia Department of Education have partnered to offer a Web meeting on October 14th for teachers to explore “Nanotechnology: Applications, Educational Pathways & Resources.”

PBS Series: The Brain With David Eagleman Begins October 14th

Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the human brain in an epic new PBS series beginning October 14th at 10:00 p.m. on WCVE PBS / WHTJ PBS. The six part series, The Brain with David Eagleman, tells the story of the inner workings of the brain and takes us on a visually spectacular journey into why we feel and think the things we do.

Don't Miss the Rare Supermoon Eclipse this Sunday

Article by: Jerrold Samford, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Troutman Saunders--A dramatic total lunar eclipse is (pardon the pun) on the horizon for eastern North America. The “partial eclipse” will begin around 8:07 p.m. Sunday night, September 27th. The full eclipse will begin about 9:11 p.m. and the maximum eclipse will be at about 9:47 p.m.. Totality will last an hour and 12 minutes.

Good Thinking! New Educational Resources from PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center

PBS LearningMedia and the Smithsonian Science Education Center today (8/18/15) announced a partnership to bring new digital resources to teachers and students. Beginning today, the professional development series Good Thinking! will now be available on PBS LearningMedia, the media-on-demand service for educators that serves over 1.6 million users across the country.

Notes from a Lazy Stargazer

I woke up at 3:00 a.m.. Why? Fate, I guess. I live near the UR campus under the canopy of a primeval forest. Meteor watching from my backyard doesn’t work very well. The UR campus, however, does offer some decent openings onto the night sky. I parked by the practice fields and looked out. Fortunately, I drive a convertible and was able to recline in the comfort of the car and gaze out. Campus lighting pretty well eliminated a quarter of the sky closest to the horizon on the campus side of the car. The rest of the sky was dark enough.

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