Category: Hodgepodge

Who’s Your Astronomer?

Who’s Your Astronomer?

| February 12, 2017 @ 9:00 pm

NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and WeatherBrains Contributor Tony Rice will be sharing his weekly astronomy column with us here on Alabama. It will start regularly appearing next Tuesday, February 21st. Welcome Tony to the team! His Twitter account is @RTPHokie! Don’t get me wrong, I’m of course all for getting people outside and enjoying […]

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Bye To January, Hello To February

Bye To January, Hello To February

| February 1, 2017 @ 10:17 am

February is the last month of meteorological winter, but astronomical winter doesn’t actually end until March 20th at 5:29 AM CST. The traditional midpoint of winter is on February 2nd. Most people call this day “Groundhog’s Day,” but it is also known as “Candlemas Day,” the Christian festival of lights. February is generally a sunnier […]

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January 31st:  Special Sky Show After Sunset Tonight!

January 31st: Special Sky Show After Sunset Tonight!

| January 31, 2017 @ 2:40 pm

Look to the west immediately after sunset and you will be wowed by the show that the moon, Venus and Mars will be putting on for your viewing pleasure. According to WeatherBrains’ Resident Astronomer Tony Rice (@RTPHokie), the trio will form a nearly right triangle in the western sky this evening. The weather will be […]

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Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting With Guest Speaker Tim Marshall – Jan. 24th

Central Alabama NWA Chapter Meeting With Guest Speaker Tim Marshall – Jan. 24th

| January 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am

Please make plans to attend the first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday, January 24th. The chapter is excited to have Tim Marshall as the guest speaker. Tim is a renowned speaker within the meteorological community and avid storm chaser. He will certainly have some incredible stories and images of his many days spent chasing tornadoes. […]

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