Why so many teachers my age are getting out.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Wolcott Police said local resident Larry Beck called them on Saturday to report that a baseball-sized rock had crashed through the roof of his home, located at 2 Williams Court on Friday night, damaging the roof, copper piping, and cracking the ceiling in his kitchen.
Beck told police he heard a loud crash when it happened, but thought that a joist or rafter had broken. Then after checking the attic Saturday morning, he discovered the hole in his roof and the damage.
The rock itself, which was broken in half, was also found in the attic, police said.
Other meteors have landed in Connecticut in recent years. Strangely, every time a meteor has crashed through a roof, it was in a town that began with 'W' ......
Posted by The Grumpy Old Scientist at 8:12 AM
Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Saturday, April 13, 2013
Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Tonight
Conditions updated April 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Graphic by Al Blasko, Accuweather.com
The radiation from such a flare may cause radio wave disturbances to electronics such as cell phones, GPS and radios, causing services to occasionally cut in and out. While traveling slower than was originally anticipated, the flare effects are moving towards Earth at 1000 km per second.
Posted by The Grumpy Old Scientist at 9:40 AM
Thursday, April 11, 2013
In another few months I will no longer be a science teacher. I will be a retired science teacher. That means I can and will start shooting off my mouth. I will share my amazement at the wonders of the universe and my disgust of those who close their eyes to it.
Posted by The Grumpy Old Scientist at 3:49 PM