Posts Tagged ‘Yosemite’

National Park Service Turns 100!

August 25, 2016 marks the centennial or 100th year of the National Park Service. The mission of the Park Service is to preserve “ the unimpaired natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.” Surprisingly, the first National Park was designated in 1872, […]

The Science of Moonbows

With National Moon Day approaching on July 20th and the Anniversary of the Apollo 11’s first landing on the Moon, we felt it appropriate to feature the science of moonbows in this month’s newsletter. A moonbow is also commonly referred to as a lunar rainbow. A moonbow is a rare natural atmospheric phenomena that occurs when the […]