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Clarksville’s Rivers and Spires Festival announces Randy Houser, The Morning Rises Tour to be included in this year’s Music Lineup

 

Rivers and Spires FestivalClarksville, TN – The Rivers and Spires Festival is pleased to announce the Platinum-selling and CMA award-nominated country musician, Randy Houser, will take the Public Square Stage on Saturday, April 26th at 7:00pm. The concert is free and open to the public.

He will perform some of his biggest hits that have made him one of Country music’s most popular new comers. Songs such as “Goodnight Kiss”, “How Country Feels”, “Boots On” and “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight ” will make up a concert you don’t want to miss.

Randy Houser to headline 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival.

Randy Houser to headline 2014 Rivers and Spires Festival.

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NASA to launch five Earth Science Missions in 2014

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth science missions will be launched into space in the same year, opening new and improved remote eyes to monitor our changing planet.

The five launches, including two to the International Space Station (ISS), are part of an active year for NASA Earth science researchers, who also will conduct airborne campaigns to the poles and hurricanes, develop advanced sensor technologies, and use satellite data and analytical tools to improve natural hazard and climate change preparedness.

Artist's rendering of NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL. (NASA-JPL/Caltech)

Artist’s rendering of NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO)-2, one of five new NASA Earth science missions set to launch in 2014, and one of three managed by JPL. (NASA-JPL/Caltech)

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NASA reports very small Asteroid discovered with potential to impact Earth

 

Written by DC Agle
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – Early Wednesday morning (January 1st, 2014), while New Year’s 2014 celebrations were still underway in the United States, the Catalina Sky Survey near Tucson, AZ, collected a single track of observations with an immediate follow-up on what was possibly a very small asteroid — 7 to 10 feet (2 to 3 meters) in size — on a potential impact trajectory with Earth.

Designated 2014 AA, which would make it the first asteroid discovery of 2014, the track of observations on the object allowed only an uncertain orbit to be calculated.

This animated GIF shows Asteroid 2014 AA, discovered by the NASA-sponsored Catalina Sky Survey on Jan. 1, 2014, as it moved across the sky. (CSS/LPL/UA)

This animated GIF shows Asteroid 2014 AA, discovered by the NASA-sponsored Catalina Sky Survey on Jan. 1, 2014, as it moved across the sky. (CSS/LPL/UA)

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APSU’s Hispanic Cultural Center hosting Day of the Dead events October 28th through November 1st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University Hispanic Cultural Center will host the Govs Cherish and Share: 2013 Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Art Exhibit from October 28th-November 1st in the Morgan University Center’s Third Floor Gallery.

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Frist Center Presents Exhibition of Ancient American Art

 

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection opens March 1st, 2013

Frist Center for the Visual ArtsNashville, TN – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts welcomes an impressive array of nearly 125 ancient American art objects in Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. Opening Friday, March 1st, 2013 in the Center’s Upper-Level Galleries.

This exhibition provides a compelling overview of the art made in Mesoamerica, Central America and Andean South America between the years of 1200 B.C. and A.D. 1520, when the Spanish conquest of the New World began.

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection

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NASA funded researchers report on the Fall of the Maya Civilization, “They Did it to Themselves”

 

Written by Dauna Coulter
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – For 1200 years, the Maya dominated Central America. At their peak around 900 A.D., Maya cities teemed with more than 2,000 people per square mile — comparable to modern Los Angeles County.

Even in rural areas the Maya numbered 200 to 400 people per square mile. But suddenly, all was quiet. And the profound silence testified to one of the greatest demographic disasters in human prehistory — the demise of the once vibrant Maya society.

Mayan ruins in Guatemala. (Photo by Tom Sever)

Mayan ruins in Guatemala. (Photo by Tom Sever)

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Popular Hummingbird Festival Returns to Land Between The Lakes’ Woodlands Nature Station

 

Land Between the LakesGolden Pond, KY – Come out to Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area and witness the migration of the Ruby-throated hummingbird during the annual Hummingbird Festival Saturday & Sunday, August 4th-5th, at Woodlands Nature Station.

“Hummingbird migration in this area is at its peak in August,” said Nature Station Interpreter Carrie Szwed.  “A large number of hummingbirds stop here on their journey south to Mexico and Central America.  During this time, up to 200 hummingbirds visit our feeders in a single day. The festival is an opportunity to be a part of this awesome event.”

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

Brainard Palmer-Ball, Jr. bands a hummingbird as a young visitor watches.

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