Aug 05, 2003 — David Levy has discovered 21 comets--8 from his own backyard. He's managed to turn a childhood fascination with science and the night-sky into a career as an author, educator, and science editor of Parade Magazine. He was in Plattsburgh Friday for a lecture and reception for a special showing of the Plattsburgh College Planetarium's "Light-Hearted Astronomer" display.
Levy is, himself, a light-hearted astronomer, a confirmed but knowledgeable amateur observer. News Director Martha Foley spoke with him by phone as he was visiting the Adirondack Science Camp at Twin Valleys Outdoor Education Center near Lewis, about 40 miles south of Plattsburgh State. The camp is far from the glow of the North Country's minor metropolises, and it's where Levy caught the astronomy bug 40 years ago. Asthma kept him from a more traditional sports-based summer camp experience, but the college's summer science center was just right--it was really dark there, and kids could stay up late to stargaze... Go to full article
May 06, 2003 — Mars is a big show in the night sky this month, and there's a lunar eclipse coming soon. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about the May night sky. Go to full article
Dec 30, 2002 — Anyone who was up and looking east this morning could not have missed a spectacular site: the crescent moon and Venus. Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University... Go to full article
Feb 20, 2002 — Astronomy historically has been dominated by men, but women have left their mark over the years. A new planetarium show is trying to shine a little light on advances in... Go to full article
Feb 13, 2002 — The invention of electric lights at the end of the 19th Century ended the ancient tyranny of darkness over our lives. Turning on the lights at night has allowed us to make... Go to full article