News - February 2016

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Why Do We Have Leap Years?

February 25, 2016

Every four years we have an extra day added at the end of February and this is all because of our orbit around the Sun and the Gregorian calendar. The Gregorian calendar replaced the Julian...Read More

Nebula image from NASA

New Era in Astronomy

February 12, 2016

The confirmed detection today of gravitational waves by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration ushers in a new era in astronomy, as momentous as Galileo’s first observations of the heavens with his...Read More