Eclipse viewing at the Rockwall County Library Monday

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 20, 2017) The 2017 eclipse is upon us here in Rockwall. First contact is at 11:40 and last contact is at 2:40…that’s a fancy way of saying when it starts and finishes.  It will be darkest around 1:10:43.2 seconds…give or take a few microseconds (astronomer humor!) Most of my astronomy colleagues […]

Counting down to the Eclipse in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 2, 2017) Last month when I introduced the 2017 eclipse to viewers in Rockwall (see column here), I explained that our event will last from 11:39 in the morning until 2:39 in the afternoon.  The Sun will be in deepest eclipse of the Moon at approximately 1:09 in the afternoon, shortly after […]

Eclipse over Rockwall: Viewing event Aug 21

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 16, 2017) Astrodad (that’s me) is proud to announce that on Monday, August 21, the Rockwall County Library and I will present  a local event of the 2017 Eclipse Across America. Thanks to excellent support from NASA, I’ve got a great “eclipse kit” with safety glasses and information on the event. […]

The Great American Eclipse Comes to Rockwall (partially)

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 20, 2017) Astrodad (that’s me) is proud to announce that on Monday, August 21, the Rockwall County Library and I will present  a local event of the 2017 Eclipse Across America. Thanks to excellent support from NASA, I’ve got a great “eclipse kit” with safety glasses and information on the event. […]

Fitness personalized: Rockwall trainer customizes sessions to be ‘a cut above’

ROCKWALL, TX (October 4, 2014) Rockwall resident Shawn Jordan has been on the road to fitness ever since he could walk. That’s when his father, a former professional football player in Italy (NIFL) and minor league baseball player, first introduced him to fitness as a lifestyle choice. By incorporating age-appropriate exercises and athletic activities into […]