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.
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Calling all makers and maker wannabes! RVA MakerFest returns to the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday October 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly event features interactive demonstrations in science, art, technology, engineering, sustainability, food, music, crafts, and fashion.
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.
Earth Day will take the River City by storm this April 18. Not one, but three festivals will celebrate and encourage our commitment to environmental stewardship with awesome activities, entertainment and educational opportunities. Sprawling across the city and even into the surrounding counties, you have more options than you can shake a kale smoothie at. Join Enrichmond, Style Weekly, or John Tyler Community College (or all three) for some of the best Earth Day fun to be had.