Archive for November, 2016

The Story of Super Moons

What is a Super Moon? So, the term “super moon” is actually a layman’s term for what astrologers call a perigee-syzygy of the Earth–Moon–Sun system.  Perigee is the point at which the Moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. Syzygy is when the Earth, Moon and Sun are all aligned, which of course happens whenever […]

Why So Few? Women in STEM

Not that long ago, girls were actively discouraged from careers in science, technology, engineering and math. And women’s representation in STEM fields reflected this. In the 1960s, for instance, just one in every 100 engineers was a woman. The situation has improved, but today, women still make up only 27 percent of people working in […]