Women in (Astronomy) History

Women in (Astronomy) History

By Bruce Gavett, Planetarium Volunteer March is Women’s History Month, and this week we’re going to spotlight two prominent women astronomers of the 20th Century. Many important discoveries in science were made by women, but for a variety of reasons they were...
Kaleideum at Home: Coffee Filter Parachutes

Kaleideum at Home: Coffee Filter Parachutes

March comes in like a lion and with the warmer days this week it’s the perfect time to get outside and try this fun activity. Coffee filter parachutes are an easy STEM activity to do outside while exploring how parachutes work as well as larger concepts such as air...
Kaleideum at Home: Marble Painting

Kaleideum at Home: Marble Painting

Kaleideum at Home: Marble Painting Young children, much like cats, love to move objects around and observe what happens. Rolling a toy down the steps, watching a ball bounce, or testing if an object will sink or float — this is all science, and the more children can...
What is Ammonium Nitrate?

What is Ammonium Nitrate?

By Shari Brady On Monday January 31, a fire broke out at Winston Weaver Fertilizer plant in Winston-Salem, NC and the potential for an explosion is still possible as of Wednesday Feb 2. Ammonium nitrate is produced as small porous pellets called “prills” and is one of...
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