Oct 01, 2013 — The days are getting shorter, by about three minutes every 24 hours now, and that's welcome news for Aileen O'Donoghue. It means more time for looking at the night sky.
O'Donoghue teaches physics, including astronomy, at St. Lawrence University, and stopped by the NCPR studios this morning to deliver an update on the current highlights in what she calls the wilderness above us.
She tells Martha Foley about Venus (hanging in the west at sundown), Saturn (nearby, but fainter and MUCH farther away), and the waning crescent, and Jupiter (both in the morning sky). And then there's the new crescent, coming Monday. Go to full article
Sep 30, 2013 — Right now in the Canton-Potsdam area, there are about 50 people dressing their cats in technicolored, fluffy, Elizabethan collars. But they're not doing this because they think it's cute, or because they're making the next viral cat video.
The pets and their owners are part of a new study that has big implications for cats and their prey. Zach Hirsch has more. Go to full article
Sep 12, 2013 — Writer and world traveler Pico Iyer, author of The Man Within My Head, is the first featured guest in this year's St. Lawrence Uiversity Writers Series. He will speak tonight at 8 pm in the Sykes Common Room on the university campus in Canton, NY.
Yesterday he sat down with Readers & Writers co-host Chris Robinson. This is an excerpt of that conversation.
Robinson says, "No matter what subject Iyer is working on, I perceive in his quirky voice a deep message about how we should live."
Apr 23, 2013 — The Vagina Monologues, a celebrated play about female empowerment, will be performed at St. Lawrence University this weekend. The performances are Friday and Saturday... Go to full article
Apr 09, 2013 — We're gaining about three minutes of daylight every day now, and the winter constellations such as Orion are starting to slip below the horizon. Jupiter will be the brightest... Go to full article
Apr 03, 2013 — The spring theater production at St. Lawrence University this week examines the challenges of growing up, the power of the media and the struggle to remain unique in an... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Mar 11, 2013 — More than two-dozen teams of young cooks from Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence Counties gathered to show off their culinary skills in Canton on Saturday. Middle and high... Go to full article