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Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 10-17)

Prepare for a salamander invasion, hone your basketball skills or recycle your jeans   Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour this Sunday, March 13 at 2 a.m. Pi Day & Olympiad…

Brasserie 292 in Poughkeepsie is just one of 225 restaurants participating in Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (March 7-20).

Grand prix fixe: Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

Founder The Valley Table still calls its affordable regional food celebration Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, even though the semiannual event now lasts a full two weeks each time it graces us with its…

Jupiter's second moon, Europa, remains the likeliest place for extraterrestrial life. Its warm salty oceans get replenished with amino acids from incoming comets. To see more of NASA's space tourism posters, log on to: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/

Close look at a giant in the sky

This week, Jupiter stands at “opposition” (to the Sun), when it’s closest to us, and brightest and biggest of the entire year. You’ve already probably noticed it. It’s that single ultrabright “star” in…

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Kids’ Almanac (Mar. 3-10)

  Follow baby eels, taste maple sap, try your hand at animation or your feet at parkour   “There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.” – Michel de Montaigne   FRIDAY, MARCH…

(Photo by Jim Sorbie)

Kids’ Almanac (Feb. 25–Mar. 3)

Meet a live alligator, see a dozen dance troupes or check out tricky bubbles   “30 days hath September, All the rest I don’t remember.” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26 A Memory, a Monologue, a…

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Gravity waves, daylight and a brilliant planet

So now we’re sure that gravity waves exist. Is this exciting? I think most physicists are sort of excited. We’ve long believed that they’re real. Even way back in college, we all trusted…

(Christopher Agostino)

Kids’ Almanac: February 18-25

Build a terrarium, become an illustration, test your strength or take tea with Belle   “Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but…

(Lee Reich | Almanac Weekly)

Gardener’s Notebook: Mystery of the undead rose

It was with red rose in hand – a long-stemmed red rose – that Deb returned from a recent bridal shower. The rose was a party favor, the flower a welcome sight in…

This next week is an ideal time for stargazing and especially exploring the Moon, which is now ideally illuminated for breathtaking detail. None of it costs a penny. Please also consider coming to my free 8 p.m. talk at SUNY-New Paltz’s Coykendall Science Building this Tuesday evening, February 16, for the Mid-Hudson Astronomy Association. (photo by Thomas Bresson)

Romance in the heavens: Where to find free Valentine’s gifts

When I was a teenager, I fell in love a couple of times. I’d sweep my hand towards the night sky and say, “That’s Arcturus. That’s your star.” Girlfriends loved that. (Yes, I…

(Photo by Kate Ter Haar)

Kids’ Almanac: (Feb. 11-18)

“Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde   Swing a foam sword, hoot like an owl, sculpt some ice or check out model trains    It’s bird-count season! Think nature is for…

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