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The multitude of trees in the forest at Shenadoah National Park glow many shades of reds, yellows, and orange at sunrise.

Peak Foliage in Shenandoah National Park

Sure, if you want to see the leaves change color during autumn the northeast United States is clearly one of the best places to leaf peap. But if you want to truly see the best fall foliage then Shenandoah National Park is the place to be.

The sun shines overhead on a ice covered, frozen Potomac River

Winter in DC

Whatever you call it – bombogenesis, nor’easter, or winter storm Grayson – one thing is for sure. It’s cold! While we get our fair share of winter storms from time to time, winter in DC isn’t quite known for the inches of snow left behind. More often than not it’s the deep freezes we find ourselves in. And these past two weeks of below freezing temperatures throughout the area sure has left the city entirely frozen!

Antares rocket standing on the launch pad, ready for liftoff, as sun breaks on the horizon

Orbital ATK OA-8 Launch

A successful launch, after scrubbing on the first attempt, of the Orbital ATK OA-8 commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station (ISS)!

Full totality of the sun as the moons passes in front during a total solar eclipse

2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The final countdown started. The sky grew darker in every direction. 10, 9, 8… Look, there’s Venus! 7, 6, 5… Glasses off, glasses off! 4, 3, 2… Woah, look at that diamond ring! 1. For over a year, I had planned for the 2017 total solar eclipse. However, at the moment of totality, I realized I hadn’t prepared at all. Not for this.

Dozens of orange and yellow tulips in bloom

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Happy May! As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers. Plus it also brings you a new photo of wildflowers in bloom!

Hundreds of demonstrators march in front of the United States Capitol with signs in support of science held high

DC March for Science

Not long after President Trump took office, references to climate change seemed to disappear from the White House website. An off-the-cuff comment quickly appeared on Reddit, “There needs to be a Scientists’ March on Washington.” A Facebook event was soon created and three months later an idea grew into a global rally for science. On Earth Day, science supporters converged for the DC March for Science along with over 600 satellite marches.