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  • City lights from space

    (Astronomers Without Borders) It’s no secret that city lights are brighter than starlight. Almost everyone, from amateur stargazers to professional astronomers, has experienced how hard it can be to see the stars when they are eclipsed by the bright glow of streetlights. It might surprise you to know that even when...

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  • Hubble Telescope’s Chicago connections

    The Hubble Space Telescope has been called the greatest scientific instrument ever created by man and it’s celebrating a birthday.  April 24, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of Hubble and there’s a Chicago connection — three connections as a matter of fact. The telescope’s namesake, astronomer...

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  • Illinois governor droppin a lot of g’s

    Folksy is the only way to describe Governor Bruce Rauner’s delivery during his first State of the State Address on Wednesday. He dropped most of the g’s from words ending in “ing.” Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn said it distracted him so much that he counted and found that Rauner dropped...

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  • Sunday blizzard dumps more snow than 2011

    Sunday’s blizzard in Chicago dumped 18″ of snow on the city, making the storm one of the most severe on record in terms of snow accumulation beating the Ground Hog Day Blizzard in 2011. The National Weather Service Chicago says the snowiest February day on record in Chicago was previously February 1, 2011...

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