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Beating the Stick

Our friends the Madells, who live outside Chicago, love to visit Mineral Point.  They’ve been here at various times of the year, but they love the winter. They bring their dog LMNOP (they call him OP for short). They say … Continue reading

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Dance of the Planets

For the next several nights, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury will be dancing at sunset. On some nights, they will form a very nice triangle low in the west. In order to view the alignment, you will need a clear western … Continue reading

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Going up?

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Recently the host of NPR’s Science Friday interviewed artist Julian Hoeber. Apparently Julian was so taken by those roadside attractions described as gravitational mystery spots – places where the laws of physics and gravity do not apply – that he … Continue reading

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Visions of Sugar Plum Fairies

It’s a typical Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum home with friends, gifts and merriment until Herr Drosselmeyer sweeps in and livens up the party. He brings along his life-size dancing dolls, gifts for the children and – most importantly – a Nutcracker … Continue reading

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