23 August 2009

Cool Jelly Fish video

As any good scientist I must give credit for where infomation is obtained. One of my favorite radio shows is Science Friday I get a lot of information from them and it is easy to listen to while I am working. One of their features is a video of the week. This is one of the really cool ones. In this video you can see how jelly fish swim. This is being used to study how much mixing of the oceans is occurring.

Watch this and let me know what you think video

22 August 2009

Mars

Mars will be closer to Earth then it has been in recorded history. This will culminate on the night of 27 August at about 1230 am. I would encourage you to allow your children to stay up and see it. This will not occur until 2287 (at the earliest) If you have access to a telescope or binoculars then bring them out with you. Mars will be observed next to the moon and will be the brightest object in the night sky.