Exploring Downtown Baltimore

Baltimore’s LIGHT CITY April 2018 When you think of Baltimore, what do you think of? Some would say danger, some would say busy, and many would call it “home.” I am, of course, referring to the city of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. My first experience in the inner harbor in Baltimore was one of excitement and nostalgia.   I originally decided to travel to … Continue reading Exploring Downtown Baltimore

Fires, Lasers, Squirrels, and Telescopes: A Tour of the Large Binocular Telescope

Story first featured on the University of Arizona Steward Observatory’s education program “Active Galactic Videos” here.  In June of 2004, the Nuttal Fire began along the southern rims of the Pinaleño Mountains in southern Arizona, sparked in two separate locations by lightning strikes. Over the course of a month, the fire burned nearly 30,000 acres and cost over $8 billion dollars.     “A pair of … Continue reading Fires, Lasers, Squirrels, and Telescopes: A Tour of the Large Binocular Telescope

DC Cherry Blossoms

Imagine being in Disneyland (or any popular amusement park) in the summertime. Now image it being 50*F outside and it’s not actually Disneyland. That’s what the cherry blossom festival felt like in Washington D.C., USA. …But it was definitely worth it! I traveled into downtown D.C. via metro, which was abnormally busy, and got off on the wrong stop (oops). I ended up on a … Continue reading DC Cherry Blossoms