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Melissa BurchardIn the Gallery: Wild Things: Nature Photography by Melissa J. Burchard. Opening at the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, May 28. On display through July 9. Sample the exhibit.
Van GirlNew in the Gallery: North Korean Images at Utopia's Edge. At the Richard F. Brush Gallery, St. Lawrence University, through March 12.

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Time Studies: Photographs By Mark Klett
Mark Klett directed the Rephotographic Survey Project which rephotographed places first captured during surveys of the West in the late 19th century. Matha Foley spoke to the SLU graduate in the Brush Gallery.
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Mandala Dismantling Ceremony: All Things Transitory
Visitors to St. Lawrence University's Brush Art Gallery have had an opportunity for quiet reflection while viewing a sand mandala constructed by Tenzin Yignyen, a Tibetan Buddhist monk. But, like life, it isn't permanent.Tenzin returns to lead a dismantling ceremony..
"Celebrate Oneness" will be held at St. Lawrence University's Herring-Cole Hall. Photo: <a href="">Mwanner</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>.
"Celebrate Oneness" will be held at St. Lawrence University's Herring-Cole Hall. Photo: Mwanner, CC some rights reserved.

Using secular meditation to awaken the inner spirit

An ancient meditation practice that cleanses and energizes the body will be taught at a gathering next Tuesday night in Canton. Todd Moe talks with organizer Winnie Sachno about the "Celebrate Oneness" evening which will include meditations and a Oneness Blessing under the guidance of Oneness meditators Skip Miller and Mahaal Ajallahb.

Sachno explains that Oneness is an experience that moves beyond the mind; no beliefs or philosophies are taught.  Go to full article
The night sky looking south from Canton tonight

Watching the late summer sky

A blue moon, Venus, Jupiter and watching the summer stars -- Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue.  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue, St. Lawrence University

In the night sky: stars, planets and a meteor shower

Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue stopped by the studios this morning with an update on stars and planets to watch for this summer. Venus has risen in the morning sky. Mars, Saturn and Spica are near the horizon after sunset. And the Perseid meteor shower is on its way in the next two weeks.

O'Donoghue teaches physics at St. Lawrence University. She told Martha Foley she's also looking forward to the landing of NASA's "Curiosity" science lab on Mars August 6.  Go to full article
The view through one of the St. lawrence University telescopes last evening.  Venus is the little black dot. Photo: Melissa Burchard.

Earthlings watch the Venus Transit

Yesterday evening Venus made its last journey across the face of the sun, as seen from Earth, until the year 2117. People of all ages covered the southeast corner of the St....  Go to full article
Venus in transit across the sun (simulation)

Venus transit

The Venus transit of the Sun headlines astronomy news this week, including in the NCPR studios, where Aileen O'Donoghue gave Martha Foley the story. Venus will pass between...  Go to full article

Books: "This is What I Thought at the Time"

Long-time Canton resident Peter Van de Water is out with a new book, This is What I Thought at the Time. It's a collection of his essays originally published in the...  Go to full article
Frog and flatfish, in stages of metamorphosis

Biologist passes along his fascination with metamorphosis

Dr. Alexander Schreiber studies change--the metamorphosis of amphibians and flatfish. His St. Lawrence University biology lab teems with frogs and fish in various stages of...  Go to full article
Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue

News from the solar system

St. Lawrence University physics professor Aileen O'Donoghue shared news of big events in the solar system in conversation with Martha Foley this morning. She explained how a...  Go to full article

Readers and Writers: Mark Slouka

Slouka is the SLU Viebranz Visiting Professor of Creative Writing whose work has been translated into 18 languages. His novels include God's Fool and the Visible World; and...  Go to full article
Pleiades Star Cluster as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope. Photo: NASA

Night sky full of planets, on the move

It's been a great year for planet-watching. So says astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue, who teaches physics at St. Lawrence University.

She was in the NCPR studio this...  Go to full article

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