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Everyday Education: Current Grading System Deserves Grade Of E

Grades are one of the most common things that come to mind when we think about education, but they are a relatively new part of school. The President of Yale, Ezra Stiles, began using the four-point scale we so commonly see today... — Updated 4/14/2020


Solar Eclipses And Their Different Meanings To Different Cultures

Solar eclipses have long been met with fascination, awe and fear. In the West, the etymology of the word stems from the Greek word meaning “abandonment.” But different cultures around the world have interpreted a solar eclipse... — Updated 8/16/2017


This Saturday: Kick Off An Eclipse Weekend At Farmers' Market

The total eclipse is coming on Monday, Aug. 21, so kick off a long weekend of eclipse-related activities at Saturday's Transylvania Farmers' Market. The market is located at the... — Updated 8/16/2017


How To Make A Solar Eclipse Viewer For Aug. 21 - Brevard, NC

NASA provided the following information on how to build an Eclipse Cereal Box Viewer: Materials needed: A cereal box Piece of heavy-duty foil Piece of white cardboard cut to fit in... — Updated 8/15/2017


Scientists Planning Lots Of Experiments For Solar Eclipse

At 2:36:44 p.m. next Monday, the sun will darken over Transylvania County, and the sky will turn to night. The total solar eclipse, in which the moon will interrupt the sun and the earth for only a few minutes, will cast a 65-mile... — Updated 8/14/2017


Businesses, School Offer Eclipse Memorabilia

The Transylvania Times began selling eclipse T-shirts as part of a subscription drive during the Fourth of July Festival. They have been amazed that the shirts, which feature the image of a white squirrel peering over the edge of... — Updated 8/14/2017


Man On The Street: What are you most looking forward to about the solar eclipse on Aug. 21?

What are you most looking forward to about the solar eclipse on Aug. 21?... — Updated 8/14/2017


A Meterologist's Perspective On The Total Eclipse

By all accounts a total solar eclipse is a life-changing event. I wouldn't know; I've never seen one. Fortunately for me and millions across the U.S., that will change this summer.... — Updated 8/14/2017


Transylvania Eclipse

Next Monday's total solar eclipse may only last a minute or two depending on where you are, but preparations for the event have been going on for months. Since earlier this year,... — Updated 8/14/2017


Plenty Of Things Planned To Celebrate Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

As Transylvania County is one of the few counties in North Carolina that will be in the “zone of totality” for the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, there are a number of events planned to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime... — Updated 8/14/2017


What To Do If It's Cloudy During The Solar Eclipse

It’s still a week to go before the solar eclipse, with some initial forecasts calling for a 50 percent chance of rain on Aug. 21. As we know living in the mountains, the weather can change quickly and often is difficult to... — Updated 8/14/2017


White Squirrel Views The Eclipse

Jacob Smith-Vial, grandson of Debby Vial, drew this cartoon of the white squirrel viewing the eclipse. Jacob's grandmother said he was inspired by the eclipse T-shirt that was... — Updated 8/14/2017


Mountain Skies: Monday's Great American Eclipse!

The Stars And Moon There is really only one star to write about this month. That is, of course, the sun which this coming Monday will disappear from our daytime sky for up to 2 minutes 40.2 seconds depending on where we are located... — Updated 8/14/2017


Eye Safety A Key To Viewing The Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

Millions of Americans and thousands of Transylvanians hope for a clear view of next Monday’s solar eclipse. But the event also presents the danger of permanent damage to one’s eyes. “The sun’s UV radiation can burn the... — Updated 8/14/2017


Tips For How To Properly Photograph The Solar Eclipse

Longtime professional photographer Grant Collier offers advice on photographing the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Grant produces an annual “Starry Nights” wall calendar and is the author of “Collier’s Guide to Night... — Updated 8/14/2017


Myths, Rituals and Legends Of The Solar Eclipse

On Monday, Aug. 21, people living in the continental United States will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Humans have been alternatively amused, puzzled, bewildered and sometimes even terrified at the sight of this celestial ph... — Updated 8/14/2017


Safety A Factor In Solar Eclipse Viewing

On Tuesday, children and adults attended a special program at the county library about the upcoming solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Using cereal, mailing and other boxes they were taught... — Updated 8/3/2017


PARI To Give Second Solar Eclipse Presentation

Due to the heightened interest in the total solar eclipse that will cross over Transylvania County on Aug. 21, PARI has scheduled another overview of this "eclipse of a lifetime."... — Updated 8/3/2017


Brevard Lions Club To Sell Protective Eclipse Glasses

The Brevard Lions Club is selling certified protective eclipse glasses as a vision project fundraiser. The glasses are $2 and will be sold by the club at the upcoming July 4 street... — Updated 7/6/2017


Total Solar Eclipse Heading Straight To Transylvania- Brevard NC

At 2:36:44 p.m. on Aug. 21, the sun will darken over Transylvania County, and the sky will become like night. As the temperature drops, stars will emerge and nocturnal animals will... — Updated 7/6/2017


NASA Taps PARI For Solar Eclipse Research – Rosman NC

In 1962, NASA chose a location in Transylvania County, North Carolina, to establish the East Coast satellite tracking station during the infancy of the U.S. space program. Fifty-five years later, NASA is returning to the site, now... — Updated 7/6/2017


SylvanSport Hosts Owner Rally At PARI For This Summer's Total Solar Eclipse

On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will stretch across the United States, turning day into night for 2 minutes and 40 seconds. This will be the first total solar eclipse to be seen only in the United States since 1776 and the first... — Updated 7/6/2017


Learn About 'The Eclipse Of A Lifetime' At PARI

A total solar eclipse, one that many are calling “the eclipse of a lifetime,” will cross over Transylvania County on Aug. 21. Learn what it’s all about during a special presentation at PARI Friday, July 14. The even-ing’s... — Updated 7/6/2017


Everyone Pointing To Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

Communities in the zone of totality for the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21 will experience an amazing phenomenon: stars being visible overhead in the middle of the... — Updated 7/6/2017


BMC To Host Several Events Celebrating Total Solar Eclipse - Brevard, NC

Brevard Music Center (BMC) will host a series of special events on its campus designed to celebrate the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. From special concerts to film screenings to an unprecedented opportunity to stay on the... — Updated 7/6/2017


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