Order up a custom Night Sky

This is a fabulous gift idea – the website Create The Night Sky allows customers to select the date of an important event in their life and create a poster of what the night sky looked like on that very night.

This is the night sky on the night I was married in the year 2000. These would make great gifts as we head into the holiday season.

 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

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Summer Solstice

CELEBRATE SUMMER SOLSTICE

Celebrating Summer Solstice is a great way to connect kids with nature as Solstice highlights the transitions in nature. Crops are starting to grow, daylight is at its peak and the weather in most locations is inviting.

June Solstice: Longest and Shortest Day of the Year

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Solstice is Monday, June 20, 2016 

A solstice happens when the sun’s zenith is at its furthest point from the equator. On the June solstice, it reaches its northernmost point and the Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the sun, at about 23.4 degrees. It’s also known as the northern solstice because it occurs when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Meaning of Solstice

‘Solstice’ (Latin: ‘solstitium’) means ‘sun-stopping’. The point on the horizon where the sun appears to rise and set, stops and reverses direction after this day. On the solstice, the sun does not rise precisely in the east, but rises to the north of east and sets to the north of west, meaning it’s visible in the sky for a longer period of time.

Although the June solstice marks the first day of astronomical summer, it’s more common to use meteorological definitions of seasons, making the solstice midsummer.

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Stonehenge in England. ©bigstockphoto.com/dubassy

Ideas to celebrate the MidSummer Solstice:

Eat local and seasonal foods – Visit a farmers market

Pick fresh flowers  – Swedish legend has it that if you pick seven kinds of flowers and put them under your pillow on Midsummer Eve, you will have wonderful dreams.

Have a Bonfire – According to old pagan traditions, the bonfires would to scare off witches and other evil creatures during the Solstice.

Learn more about Phenology – the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.

 

Unique, Delicious Drinks – Thanks Science!

Just in time for the holidays, Viralnova has shared some fabulous drinks for all you science geeks!

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Shown above, the La Llorona Martini is made with Pisco Brandy, lemon and lime juice and dry ice.  Shown below is a drink called Alien Brain Hemorrhage.  It is made by layering Irish Cream over peppermint schnapps and grenadine.desktop-1418688472

Check out a full list of “Molecular Mixology” and their recipes on Viralnova.

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Buy Local. Buy Laboratory5. Give the Gift of Coaching

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Give the gift of coaching. Cyndi Coon of Laboratory5 Inc has been executive coaching for over a decade. For 2016 she is opening up her offerings to group coaching setting. Do you know someone who would benefit from working with a coach who focuses on both personal and professional growth? Give them the gift of transformation this holiday season!

Buy during “Buy Local Month” and they’ll receive a free gift!

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Shop Local with Laboratory5. Give the Gift of Coaching

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Give the gift of coaching. Cyndi Coon of Laboratory5 Inc has been executive coaching for over a decade. For 2016 she is opening up her offerings to group coaching setting. Do you know someone who would benefit from working with a coach who focuses on both personal and professional growth? Give them the gift of transformation this holiday season!  Buy during “Buy Local Month” and they’ll receive a free gift! Check out Laboratory5.com for details.

Visit Local First of Arizona for more ways that you can shop local this holiday season.

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Las Noches De Las Luminarias – Desert Botanical Garden

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Photo Credit Adam Rodriguez.  Courtesy of the Desert Botanical Garden.

At Laboratory5 we love all things local. When we come across things in our community that we thin sound awesome – we feel we must share them!

During the holiday season, the Desert Botanical Gardens becomes a magical place, illuminating with 8,000 glowing lights at night.  This year, the park will also feature the lighted artwork of Bruce Munro.  Guests will be invited to walk the whimsical paths of the gardens, clutching a warm cup of cider while the sounds of handbells and a mariachi singers fill the air.

What: Las Noches De Las Luminarias

When: November 27th – December 31st, 2015

Where: Desert Botanical Gardens

1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008

Purchase tickets here.

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16 Unbelievable Facts about Cheese

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infographic by CapePortfolios.

As we get closer to the holidays, a fun infographic about our favorite foods seems fitting!

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