November 28th Red Planet Day

Of course we are talking about Mars, the red planet, red because of it’s atmosphere. But it has always been thought to be a violent planet, a planet of war and just because it’s red. Actually it’s surface may be better for us than Venus which sounds so much more friendly. It is the 4th planet in our Solar System and so, just one planet away from us. It is a dream to reach Mars, and maybe someday we will. The problem is, even if we get there, what do we do with it?

How to celebrate – Read about Mariner 4’s visit to Mars on July 14th, 1965. If Mars is red, why are the aliens always green? Plan your space travel early.

March 28th Earth Hour

March 28th Earth Hour

Today is designed to recognize what we are doing to our planet and how we need to take of it. It celebrates the World Wide Fund For Nature and requires we all turn off all non-essential electrically operated items from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Of course the times will vary with where you live but the idea is clear. For an hour you can do without your computer, television and any other electrical item you are  using. It’s just an hour so I think we can all suffer through that.

How to celebrate – Do what you can to save the environment. Observe the hour of not using your electrical items. Cherish the earth, it’s the only one we’ve got.