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AcuRite Personal Weather Station

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Here in New England we do not have to contend with forest fires, multi-year droughts, frequent tornados, flash floods, or earthquakes. We do, though, have our share of [...]

Jupiter On Your Desktop

September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Any DIY project that combines science and craft—math and stained glass, fluid dynamics and woodworking—are intriguing for the RainyDayProject folks. A while back, we [...]

The Science Behind Pixar

June 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Museum Of Science (MOS) had a reception recently for the opening of The Science Behind Pixar. MOS was nice enough to invite us to check out the exhibit. We brought along [...]

Starlight Instruments – FeatherTouch

June 15, 2015 // 2 Comments

Six years ago we installed a Starlight Instrument’s FeatherTouch micro focuser onto a 10″ Meade telescope. A micro focuser is probably one of the most [...]

Tensegrity Icosahedron

May 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

I realized recently that a lot of the things Gleason Sensei has been talking about in his Aikido classes (dynamic tension, pulling silk, stretching the fascia, etc) [...]

MFA: Leonardo Da Vinci

April 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

We went to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston to see their new Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit last Friday afternoon. As a big Da Vinci fan, the folks here were tickled that they [...]

Urban Safari : Vernal Pool in Canton

April 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

The RainyDayMagazine crew spent the morning exploring a vernal pool at the Mildred Allen Morse Wildlife Sanctuary, part of the Mass Audubon site in Canton (MABA). [...]

Urban Astrophotography : City Moon

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

March and April are nice months for urban astrophotography. The weather is cold-but-getting-warmer, yet not so warm that night-time air currents disturb the [...]

Art and Science: The Pythagorean Theorem

January 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fabian Oefner’s TED talk (Thank you Angelika Fretzen!) about science and art reminded me of something I had started a long time ago, but never finished… Some may [...]

Irregular Polygons

December 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

We don’t normally see the stained glass window lit up at night from inside the house. I kind of like it! The outside holiday lights are blue and white, so they were [...]
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