Solar specs: Where to get your eclipse glasses

Published Aug. 15, 2017

Eclipse fever is currently covering the nation, but even with a gigantic celestial body floating in front of it, it's not a great idea to stare straight at the sun - at least without a pair of eclipse glasses. Here's where you can find some.


Totality wired: Eclipse fever is everywhere

Published Aug. 14, 2017

It's been nearly four decades since a total solar eclipse has darkened the daytime sky in these contiguous United States. Media outlets (including this one, as you can see) are all talking, writing and posting about this momentous event. Here are some of the basics.


A. Werner Silversmith maintains silver lining on Water Street

Published July 22, 2015

Bookended by AJ Bombers and Water Street Brewery, Water Street is famous for three Bs: bars, burgers and bros. The tightly packed combination of those things has made the area a popular nighttime hot spot. Yet amongst all of the bars and clubs is something unexpected: A. Werner Silversmith, a buried treasure - quite literally considering its glass cases and shelves containing shimmering, beautifully repaired silver pieces - hiding in plain sight.


New Pink Planet to rise over Third Ward

Published Aug. 24, 2013

Recently, NASA discovered a new pink planet that's four times the size of Jupiter and is 57 light years - about 335 trillion miles - away from Earth. Next week, Milwaukeeans will be able to get up close and personal with a pink planet of their own when local sculptor Richard Edelman unveils his latest piece of public art, "New Pink Planet" in Catalano Square.


Milwaukee Public Museum gets NASA grant

Published June 28, 2012

NASA has awarded the Milwaukee Public Museum a grant of $588,467 to establish an extracurricular science education program for high school students in inner city.