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Today in History: Summer Solstice 

"Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill." ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird (Ch. 4, p. 38) Also …

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Today in History: Galileo Is Convicted of Heresy 

On April 12, 1633 Italian astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilee (1564-1642) was convicted of heresy by the Roman Catholic Church for his belief that the Earth revolved around the Sun. While the Church maintained that the Earth was the center of the universe, the imprisoned "Father of Modern Science" held firmly onto his theories. He served a …

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Beyond the Eclipse 

Our family telescope sits in a silver tripod close to the early red geraniums, their green leaves fuzzy against my kneecaps. I am barely tall enough to look through the lens, hoping to examine the fine details of the Moon as she passes between the Earth and the Sun which will look like a dark …

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