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.
Articles by Debbie Mickle
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.
If something is too small to see, how can you figure out what it looks like? That’s the problem scientists faced when they wanted to study the nanoscale (1 to 10 nanometers). They had to build completely new instruments that let them interact with a surface at the nanoscale.
Recently, the Virginia Junior Academy of Science (VJAS) Research Symposium took place at Virginia Commonwealth University. For three days, eight hundred of Virginia's middle and high school students with a passion for science came together to share their research with their peers and to be judged by experts.
“I love working behind the scenes. It’s fun to be a part of sharing new ideas with people,” said Molly Powers, a senior at St. Gertrude’s High School, captain of two competition robotics teams, and community volunteer.
Calling all Science Teachers! It’s time to submit your most innovative and effective lesson plans and share best practices with Science Teachers across Virginia at the Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Annual Professional Development Institute. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Science” and submissions are due by May 1, 2017.