Myths about Arizona's Summer Heat

Myths about Arizona’s Summer Heat

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In the thick of summer, Arizona’s reputation for extreme desert heat creates an entire mythology of temperature lore. With temperatures regularly soaring above 100℉ it can get a little hazy separating the burning truths from a mirage of tall tales. Here’s some surprising information about our summer heat. While Arizona is home to the United State’s hottest place, it isn’t …

Exploring the Night Sky in Arizona

Exploring the Night Sky in Arizona

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Here in Arizona, it sometimes feels like we’re closer to outer space than anywhere else. Throughout the state, light pollution from cities quickly drops away and the full expanse of the night sky unfolds. Star watchers come from all over the world to experience Arizona’s night skies and our state is home to some of the best astronomy observation sites …

The Sun's Lifespan

The Sun’s Lifespan

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Today we’re going to do a deep investigation into the life of one of your favorite stars: the Sun! The incredible star-power of the Sun holds our solar system together and makes life on Earth possible with its warmth and light. What makes our sun work, and how long does it plan to stay in business? Let’s go behind-the-scenes to …

Staying Cool in the Desert

Staying Cool in the Desert

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As Summer heats up, nobody feels it in quite the same way as us desert dwellers do! Arizona heat can be punishing, but knowing how to get cool and stay cool is critical to enjoying the season. Protecting yourself from the heat not only keeps you happy it protects your health from dehydration, heat exhaustion and skin damage. Here are …

Why Does Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

Why Does Sunlight Cause Colors to Fade?

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Anyone who lives in Arizona knows the power of the sun. Exposure to sunlight really heats things up -and wears things out. Sunlight can make materials brittle, and cause them to crack, flake or warp. Exposure to sunlight can also cause colors to fade, bleaching the pigment out of bright and vivid paint, ink and dye. But how does the …

Understanding Light Speed

Understanding Light Speed

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When I was in school, I loved science – especially when it came to Physics and understanding the motions of everyday objects. All my enthusiasm however, quickly transformed into confusion, once we started talking about the nature and speed of light.  It almost seemed like “light speed” threw all the other rules and formulas out the window. While it is …

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Celebrate the Summer Solstice

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The 21st of June is one of the four major annual solar events: the Summer Solstice. Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, from sunrise to sunset and is opposite in the calendar to the Winter Solstice which is the shortest day of the year. In between Solstices, there are two Equinoxes in the Spring and Autumn, which …

Different Window Types

Different Window Types

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Without windows, our homes would be dim and dreary places. Windows open up our spaces, filling them with light and air while still protecting us from pests and sheltering us from weather. That’s a big job, and yet many people hardly notice their windows –it’s often as if we stare right through them! Jokes aside, windows come in many different …

Tips for a Great Memorial Day BBQ

Tips for a Great Memorial Day BBQ

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Memorial Day Weekend is coming up quick and we don’t know anyone who isn’t going to spend the holiday at a classic Memorial Day backyard BBQ. Friends and family are an essential part of having a great cookout event and bringing people together, but after the invitations go out, there’s a bit of planning that has to happen behind the …

Room Orientation and Natural Light

Room Orientation and Natural Light

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What makes a beautiful home? While home buyers may get drawn in by curb appeal and stylish layout, many are also looking for something a little less tangible: natural light. Letting in light can make a space feel open and fresh. It can create drama and enliven your home. However, having more windows doesn’t always make for better light. Your …