from the desk of Bob Siederer
Hello again Science fans! We hope you are enjoying this very different Memorial Day weekend!
The changes brought to our daily lives by the coronavirus and the shelter-in-place orders give us lots of opportunities to learn new things, both about ourselves and about subjects we might not normally pay attention to. I was reminded of this earlier this week. I attended (virtually) NightSchool, a new online talk from the California Academy of Sciences that is sometimes taking the place of their weekly NightLife sessions. NightLife is aimed at the 21 and over crowd and includes four hours of music, dancing, talks, planetarium shows, and a weekly theme. It is a very popular place to see and be seen, to meet new friends, and learn things.
This NightSchool was a virtual tour of the universe. Ryan Wyatt, Senior Director of the Morrison Planetarium at the museum used a version of the software that runs the spectacular planetarium dome to "fly" around the solar system, the Milky Way, and the Universe on our home computer screens