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Science Sunday
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 01:00pm - 02:00pm
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Join us on the third Sunday of every month for a public lecture from a marine scientist. September's lecture, Got Coral?, will be presented by Dr. Adina Paytan, Research Professor with the Institute of Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz. Join Dr. Paytan as she takes us to the natural laboratories of underwater springs called "ojos," in Caribbean Mexico's coral reef ecosystems, where several species of coral have been living with acidic waters for thousands of years. Find out how the beautiful corals of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef might respond to a transformed climate, and what we can do to protect them.
Location : Seymour Marine Discovery Center, 100 Shaffer Road, end of Delaware Avenue
Contact : 459-3800 or
Free with admission - seating is limited.


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Mercury completes its retrograde Friday, poised stationary direct Friday evening at zero degrees Libra. Mercury begins its journey through Libra once again, completing its retrograde shadow Oct. 12. Things should be a bit less complicated by then. Daily life works better, plans move forward, large purchases can be made, and communication eases. Everything on hold during the retrograde is slowly released. Since we eliminated all thoughts and ideas no longer needed (the purpose of Mercury’s retrograde) during the retrograde, we can now gather new information—until the next retrograde occurs on Jan. 5, 2016 (1.3 degrees Aquarius), retrograding back to 15 degrees Capricorn on Jan. 25. It’s good to know beforehand when Mercury will retrograde next—Jan. 5, the day before Epiphany. On Monday is Columbus Day, when the sailor from Genoa arrived in the new lands (Americas), Oct. 12, 1492. This discovery by Columbus was the first encounter of Europeans with Native Americans. Other names for this day are “Discovery Day, Day of the Americas, Cultural Diversity Day, Indigenous People’s Day, and Dia de la Raza.” Italian communities especially celebrate this day. Oct. 12 is also Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Monday is also the (19 degrees) Libra new moon festival. Libra’s keynote while building the personality is, “Let choice be made.” Libra is the sign of making life choices. Often under great tension of opposing forces seeking harmony and balance. There is a battle between our lower (personality) and higher selves (soul). We are tested and called to cultivate right judgment and love. When we align with the will-to-good, right choice, then right judgment and love/wisdom come forth. Our tasks in Libra. 


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