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Searching the Sky: 2019—Another great year for astronomy

Contributor David Baumgartner shares a 2019 adventure in astronomy. Who knew it was such a dangerous occupation?

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Winter comes to San Benito County

The North Pole is now the farthest it will be from the sun all year.

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Constellation of the Month: Cassiopeia

David Baumgartner writes about Cassiopeia and what to look for in December.

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Searching the Sky: Why Binoculars?

David Baumgartner writes that one of the best reasons to use binoculars is that two eyes are better than one when it comes to viewing the skies.

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Teknova hosts tech and science fair

Schoolchildren visit presentations on DNA extraction, bacterial growth, fire and more.

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Searching the Sky: The Leonid Meteor Shower

The Leonid meteors come from the comet 55/Tempel-Tuttle. Every 33 years this comet passes through the inner solar system and sheds new filaments of debris, adding to the general meteor stream.

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Searching the Sky: Mercury transits the face of the Sun

David Baumgartner writes about what you can see in the sky this November.

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Constellation of the Month: Aquarius the Water Carrier

David Baumgartner writes about the water bearer constellation and showing the stars to Tres Pinos School students.

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Searching the Sky: A moon of many names

Our planet's satellite might have names like Blue Moon, but as David Baumgartner writes, "I have been viewing the moon all my life, and have yet to glance upon one that was blue."

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Searching the Sky: Transparent September Skies

In this latest stargazing article, David Baumgartner writes about a group of stars known as the Summer Triangle.

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Searching the Sky: No telescope needed for this view

The first in a series of astronomy articles on stargazing.

Students waiting for the winners to be called at the March 21 STEAM Fair. Photo by Carmel de Bertaut.

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STEAM Fair connects students with science and art

San Benito County Office of Education hosts showcase of exhibits and demonstrations from grades four through eight.

Fremont Peak and the Gabilan Range. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

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San Benito Geology: Piece by Piece, How San Benito County Came to Be

This is the sixth and final article in a series about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. This article is a summary of the geological events that formed our current landscapes.

Lake terraces can be seen at the base of the Lomerias Muertas and above the San Benito River. This rich San Juan Valley soil was once the bottom of a Pleistocene lake. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

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San Benito Geology: San Benito Underwater

This is the fifth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The focus of this article is Pleistocene Lake San Benito.

USGS creep meter station on San Andreas Fault near St. Francis Retreat. Photo by Jim Ostdick.

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San Benito Geology: Earthquake 101

This is the fourth in a series of six monthly articles about the geology of San Benito County by retired Earth Science teacher Jim Ostdick. The topics are the nature of science, how do earthquakes occur and how are they measured.