Want more celestial events in your life?

Did you get a total eclipse of the heart on August 21, 2017? Well turn around bright eyes there is a way to have more celestial events in your life.

Now you can Sync your calendars with all of the magic happening in the outer regions. The New York Times put together a list of outer space events HERE.

The Leonids meteor shower

Expect to learn about things like when the Moon will block three planets and one of the brightest stars in the sky, when the Autumn Equinox is, and when you can expect meteor showers. To name just a few. My calendar is synced and ready to celebrate space science through the end of the year.

 

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Be A Citizen Scientist During The Eclipse

Unless you live under a rock you that that on Monday (August 21, 2017) there will be a massive solar eclipse.  We will all be here to experience it so why not take it a step further an participate in a NASA experiment. NASA is inviting eclipse viewers around the country to participate in a nationwide science experiment by collecting cloud and air temperature data and reporting it via their smart phones.

Learn more about becoming a citizen scientist HERE

If you are interested do it now because in order to participate, you have to first download the GLOBE Observer app and register to become a citizen scientist. The app will instruct you on how to make the observations. Second, you will need to obtain a thermometer to measure air temperature. Observations will be recorded on an interactive map.

 

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ignorance of science

” . . .  we live in a world where ignorance of science and its methods is the surest, shortest road to national disaster. During the past half century every other nation has made great efforts to impart more knowledge to more young people. In the United States, professional educationists have chosen the opposite course.”

– from “Knowledge and Understanding” in Collected Essays (1958)

Are You Fired Up? Ready To Go?

It is time to be on watch. Each one of us must pay attention in this new post truth era. Get active, use your voice. We have to tell congress that we are no longer asleep at the wheel. 

For my Arizona friends and neighbors I have compiled a list of AZ Senators and Representatives. Every time we feel like something is crazy, ill considered or down right dangerous we have to call them and let them know that we at home will keep them accountable.

If you don’t live in AZ compile your own list, for your state and share it.

Here is the AZ list:

AZ Senators

McCain, John – (R – AZ)

 

Phoenix Office

2201 East Camelback Road
Suite 115
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Main: (602) 952-2410
Fax: (855) 952-8702

 

Prescott Office

122 North Cortez Street
Suite 108
Prescott, AZ 86301
Main: (928) 445-0833
Fax: (928) 445-8594

 

Tucson Office

407 West Congress Street
Suite 103
Tucson, AZ 85701
Main: (520) 670-6334
Fax: (520) 670-6637

Washington Office

218 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Main: (202) 224-2235

Contact: www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-form

Twitter: @SenJohnMcCain

 

 

Flake, Jeff – (R – AZ)

413 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510

Washington, D.C. Office
Senate Russell Office Building 413
Washington, D.C. 20510
P: 202-224-4521
F: 202-228-0515

Phoenix Office
2200 East Camelback Road
Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85016
P: 602-840-1891
F: 602-840-4092

Tucson Office

6840 North Oracle Road
Suite 150
Tucson, AZ 85704
P: 520-575-8633
F: 520-797-3232

Contact: www.flake.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact-jeff

Twitter: @JeffFlake

 

 

Representatives

 

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 9th District

Phoenix Office:
2944 N. 44th Street, Suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-956-2285
Fax: 602-956-2468

 

Washington, DC Office:
1530 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-9888
Fax: 202-225-9731

Twitter: @RepSinema

 

 

Trent Franks (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 8th District

Washington, DC Office

2435 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4576

Glendale Office

7121 West Bell Road

Suite 200

Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: (623) 776-7911

Twitter @RepTrentFranks

 

 

Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 7th District

Washington, DC Office

1218 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-4065

 

Phoenix Office

411 N. Central Ave

Suite 150

Phoenix, AZ 85004

Phone: (602) 256-0551
Fax: (602) 257-9103

 

Twitter:

@RepRubenGallego

 

 

David Schweikert (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 6th District

Washington, DC Office

2059 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2190

 

Scottsdale Office

10603 North Hayden Rd.

Ste. 108

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: (480) 946-2411

Twitter: @RepDavid

 

 

Andy Biggs (R-AZ) Representing the 5th District of Arizona

Washington, DC Office

1626 Longworth House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-2635

District Offices

Mesa Office

2509 S Power Rd

Suite 205

Mesa, AZ 85209

info@biggsforcongress.com
70 S Val Vista Dr Ste A3 Box #308 Gilbert AZ 85296

Twitter: @andybiggs4az

 

Paul Gosar(R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 4th District

Washington, DC

504 Cannon HOB

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202 225-2315

Prescott

122 N. Cortez, Suite 104

Prescott, AZ 86301

Phone: 928 445-1683

 

Twitter: @RepGosar

 

 

Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 3rd District

DC

1511 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
ph (202) 225-2435
fax (202) 225-1541

 

AZ
1412 N Central Ave, Suite B
Avondale, AZ 85323
ph (623) 536-3388
fax (623) 535-7479

Twitter: @RepRaulGrijalva

 

Martha McSally (R-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 2nd District

Washington, DC Office

510 Cannon House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2542

District Offices

Sierra Vista Office

77 Calle Portal

Suite B-160

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Phone: (520) 459-3115

 

Tucson Office

4400 E. Broadway Blvd

Suite 510

Tucson, AZ 85711

Phone: (520) 881-3588

 

Twitter: @RepMcSally

 

 

Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) Representative from Arizona’s 1st District

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

OFFICE LOCATIONS

WASHINGTON, DC OFFICE

126 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515

Phone: 202-225-3361

CASA GRANDE OFFICE

211 N. Florence Street Suite 1 Casa Grande, AZ 85122

 

FLAGSTAFF OFFICE

405 N. Beaver Street Suite 6 Flagstaff, AZ 65001

Phone number: (928) 275-1603

Twitter: @TomOHalleran

 

 

Call Them! Tweet Them!

Email Them (via their websites)! 

Super Moon Syzygy

Mark your calendars for a historic supermoon!

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 We’re about to see a a super deluxe supermoon – the biggest in nearly 70 years! This November supermoon will bring the moon the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948. This event will happen on November 14th, 2016. This supermoon will be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until November 2034. It is the closest full moon in the 21st century. So get outside on the 14th of November — better yet host a viewing party.
A Syzygy: An alignment of multiple tracks in the same gravitational system

A Syzygy: An alignment of multiple tracks in the same gravitational system

If you play scrabble here is a word to remember as connected to this upcoming event. When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as syzygy. This is exactly what will be happening on Nov. 14th – a syzygy!
Learn more from NASA:

 

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A civil conversation

Will you be in Washington DC on Monday Oct 24th, 2016? Come to the ASU sponsored Future of the American Dream town hall hosted by futurist Brian David Johnson. This event is focused on civil civic dialog. With only a few weeks to go in the most contentious American election in history we could all use the opportunity to voice our thoughts on how we see the American dream in our own futures. Join us!

Farragut Square 17th and K Street NW

SCHEDULE for the day:

2 pm Starbucks coffee and ASU SFIS FotAD Tarot Card Readings

2:20 pm Dance Exchange Opening

2:30 – 3:30 pm Future of the American Dream Town Hall MC’d by Brian David Johnson

3:30 pm Dance Exchange Closing

Follow the journey at the Future of the American Dream website and at #FutureAmDream 

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Is there a future to the American dream?

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As we roll into the 4th of July a.k.a Independence Day, our minds are often on hot dogs and Fireworks. But what does America look like to us today and are we still capable of being dreamers?

 

The American Dream is a national concept of the US, the set of ideals (Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality) which includes the opportunity for freedom, prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers.

The original definition of the American Dream as defined by James Truslow Adams in 1931 was: “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. ” The American Dream is rooted in the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that “all men are created equal” with the right to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

 So the question is then do we still believe this? Do we still believe in this dream?

Brian David Johnson is a Professor of Practice in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University and is leading a team of faculty and students conducting research on the future of the American Dream. He invites you to participate in a study by responding to the question, What is the future of the American Dream? Your response to this question may be used in reports, presentations, or publications but your name will not be used. There are no foreseeable risks to your participation. They will not collect personal information on you and they will keep your response anonymous.

What kind of future do you want? What kind of future do you want to avoid? Join the conversation.

 

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