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Montgomery County Historical Society to show documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” by Inga Filippo Monday, September 15th

 

Montgomery County Historical SocietyClarksville, TN – The new documentary film “Dorothy Dix: An American Journalist” will be highlighted at the next meeting of the Montgomery County Historical Society on Monday, September 15th at the Beach Civic Hall in the Veterans Plaza complex on Pageant Lane.

The meeting will start at 7:00pm. Inga Filippo, who researched and wrote the film script, will introduce the screening.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer who wrote under the pen name Dorothy Dix.

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival went Wild for Nashville Zoo’s Wildlife on Wheels

 

Clarksville's  Riverfest 2014Clarksville, TN – The Nashville Zoo’s “Wildlife on Wheels” was at Clarksville’s Riverfest 2014 on Saturday, September 6th at the Adventure Zone. The show is a regular at Riverfest each year and a hit with kids and adults alike.

“We love coming to Riverfest. At the Nashville Zoo, we just love being able to come out to events like this to educate young children and get them passionate about the animals,” stated BHD Keeper Anna Currie with the Nashville Zoo.

Nashville Zoo's Anna Currie talks to the audience about "Archimedes" the Eagle Owl at Clarksville's Riverfest.

Nashville Zoo’s Anna Currie talks to the audience about “Archimedes” the Eagle Owl at Clarksville’s Riverfest.

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Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari to be held this Thursday, September 4th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – On Thursday, September 4th, Wildlife meets nightlife at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo’s premier annual soiree of eats, drinks and animals. This year’s theme, Make Tracks, celebrates the arrival of Andean Bears at the Zoo in 2015.

UBS is the title sponsor for this year’s event. Explore the exotic appeal of South America, the Andean Bear’s native land. Restaurants will be stationed throughout the Zoo serving sample appetizers, entrees and sweets, and open bars will feature exotic concoctions from Nashville’s best beverage purveyors. Entertainment for the evening includes a show from Music City Burlesque, live music, and special animal hosts.

Nashville Zoo's Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari set for September 4th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Wildlife meets nightlife at Sunset Safari, Nashville Zoo’s premier annual soiree of eats, drinks and animals set for Thursday, September 4th. This year’s theme, Make Tracks, celebrates the arrival of Andean Bears at the Zoo in 2015.

UBS is the title sponsor for this year’s event. Explore the exotic appeal of South America, the Andean Bear’s native land. Restaurants will be stationed throughout the Zoo serving sample appetizers, entrees and sweets, and open bars will feature exotic concoctions from Nashville’s best beverage purveyors. Entertainment for the evening includes a show from Music City Burlesque, live music, and special animal hosts.

Nashville Zoo's Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

Nashville Zoo’s Sunset Safari set for Thursday, September 4th. (Amiee Stubbs)

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Inner Voices at Clarksville’s Customs House Museum beginning July 3rd

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – International artist Paul Harmon exhibits his lyrical paintings in the Customs House Museum’s Crouch Gallery beginning July 3rd.

The themes of Harmon’s paintings always incorporate poetry, prose and ideas from the artist’s interests and experiences.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

Paul Harmon exhibits begins July 3rd at the Customs House Museum.

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NASA Earth Science study uses UAVSAR imager to take close look at Volcanoes in Central, South America

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A NASA-developed airborne imager called a synthetic aperture radar took a detailed look at volcanoes in Central and South America during an Earth science study in late April and early May 2014.

The Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR, developed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was flown on NASA’s C-20A. The 29-day deployment ended May 6th when the aircraft returned to its base in Palmdale, California, after 19 flights totaling 97 hours in the air.

This false-color image of Peru's Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This false-color image of Peru’s Ubinas volcano was acquired on April 14, 2014, by NASA’s Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar, or UAVSAR. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA’s Jason-2 satellite data points to possible El Niño in 2014

 

Written by Tony Phillips
Science at NASA

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationWashington, D.C. – Every ten days, the NASA/French Space Agency Jason-2 satellite maps all the world’s oceans, monitoring changes in sea surface height, a measure of heat in the upper layers of the water. Because our planet is more than 70% ocean, this information is crucial to global forecasts of weather and climate.

Lately, Jason-2 has seen something brewing in the Pacific—and it looks a lot like 1997.

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Go Big AND Go Home

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – One of the best parts of the Christian community is the idea and practice of serving. Serving is an integral part of being a Christian in action. Christ was the ultimate “servant.”

And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:42-45 «Read the rest of this article»

 

Austin Peay State University to host 8th Annual Spring Dance Concert

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Last fall, Marcus Hayes, Austin Peay State University associate professor of dance, traveled to Colombia to study that country’s folk dances. He spent a week in the South American nation, traveling to museums and dance centers, and he was struck to discover that many of the dances had their origins in Africa.

“It went even further than I thought,” he said. “Because of the colonization of South America and the introduction of slavery, West African dance is infused in Latin American dances.”

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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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