As the sun’s light turned from a bright yellow to a wan, extraterrestrial orange, thousands gathered Monday afternoon on the lawn of Leitner Observatory on Prospect Street. They had come with tinted glasses, telescopes modern and replica, sunspotters, and homemade pinpoint projectors to observe a partial solar eclipse.
They had brought their science-themed T-shirts (“Spin Galactic”; “Stand Back—I’m Going to Try Science”). They made a party in the middle of the day where the small talk was peppered with discussions of the mechanics of the various viewing devices they had brought, and the astronomical trajectories that had aligned to make the event happen.
I wandered over to a recent “cooking with cannabis” course hosted by Westville’s Women Grow CT to learn how to make some summer-themed edibles: lemonades, barbecue sauce, and the classic medley of baked goods. What I got was a glimpse into a budding industry.
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) announced it is following up on a promise to provide better outpatient care in New Haven—this time with same-day joint procedures, and a therapy regimen most people can do from home.
King/Robinson Inter-District Magnet School fourth-grader Jayden Spell was handing out key rings, which he helped to research, design and fabricate, so that any time you “open or lock your house you think of women’s rights.”
Crystal R. Emery of STEM submitted the following article:
In 2015, President Barack Obama said, “[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world.”
Tayrene Rodriguez jumped into programming headfirst when she learned that she would be building, attaching wires to, and writing code for a robot from scratch. Emiya Pearse didn’t, but found that her four teammates helped her get through it.
Twelve-year-old Solar Youth cyclist Jeremiah Godley didn’t think the fates were working in his favor Saturday morning. The sky had clouded over; it was raining intermittently. But when his Rock to Rock team leader announced it was time to go, he pedaled with all his might — and made a pact to himself that he wouldn’t stop until he reached the finish line, eight miles away.