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Entries by Zoe P. Strassfield from 02/2012

A Cloudy Day, a Starry Night

| Posted 02.06.2012 | College

Nine years ago today, I'd been visiting Washington D.C. with a group from my church when we'd heard that the Space Shuttle Columbia had been lost on reentry.

Can You See the Man in the Moon?

| Posted 02.13.2012 | Science

As someone who likes to think they have a pretty good imagination, I've always had a lot of fun with pareidolia, the fancy, scientific name for seeing patterns or pictures in nature where none exist.

Paradoxically Ordinary

| Posted 02.19.2012 | College

I was lucky enough to be selected for the Valentine's Day TweetUp at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC. 150 followers of the @NASA account randomly chosen and invited to come to DC and meet with astronaut Ron Garan.

Sunday With the Sea Lions

| Posted 02.27.2012 | College

Every now and then, they would roll over to scratch an itch, and then return to lying there serenely with their eyes closed. Those sea lions, I thought, had the right idea about how to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.