Carl Wernicke en Carl Wernicke: Marvelous Moonrise <p>The occurrence earlier this month of a so-called super moon, which occurs when a full moon coincides with a close orbital approach to earth, prompted my wife and I to find a good spot to observe moonrise.</p><p>We set up our folding chairs on the shore of Blackwater Bay by 8 p.m., anticipating moonrise at 8:03. However, storm clouds suggested less than optimal conditions for observing a celestial event.</p><p>But even with the obscured horizon, we weren’t disappointed.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:06:05 +0000 Carl Wernicke 12356 at Carl Wernicke: Marvelous Moonrise Carl Wernicke: I'm Really Nice <p>All of us have times when we are less than sociable. While I know that I am in reality a cuddly, warm human being, this doesn’t always come across to others. My mother used to call me anti-social, and my wife has deemed me a curmudgeon. But who cares what they think, right? I know the real me, and, well, modesty keeps me from being too boastful.</p><p>Still, I admit that sometimes I just can’t deal with all the sweetness and light.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:14:58 +0000 Carl Wernicke 11067 at Carl Wernicke: I'm Really Nice Carl Wernicke: Producing Energy To Care <p>With all the concern about climate change, it’s no surprise that energy production is so much in the news today. It’s a big change for a society that basically assumed that energy came from the light switch, while food came from the grocery store.&nbsp;</p><p>And just as the sustainable food movement has prompted a much-needed understanding of the real costs of cheap food, the energy crisis has opened our eyes to the real cost of all those lights your kids forget to turn off when they leave the room.</p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:02:57 +0000 Carl Wernicke 10685 at Carl Wernicke: Producing Energy To Care Carl Wernicke: What Was I Doing? <p>It’s heck getting old. Younger listeners hearing these words won’t understand that for awhile, and older listeners already get it. Or will soon be getting it.</p><p>Perhaps the first real hint that being old is not the same as being young comes as your memory begins to slip. You forget things, you can’t remember other things, and your mind meanders down all sorts of false trails.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 21:16:12 +0000 Carl Wernicke 10361 at Carl Wernicke: What Was I Doing? LISTEN: Captain Bill Shepherd Talks NASA, Spaceflight, & Mars <p></p><p>Former astronaut Bill Shepherd is a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions. He also commanded the first expedition to the newly constructed International Space Station in 2000, leading a crew that included two Russians. He recently spoke at the Evening Lecture Series at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition about that expedition and the space station. He spoke to IHMC communications manager.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 20:52:03 +0000 Carl Wernicke 9229 at LISTEN: Captain Bill Shepherd Talks NASA, Spaceflight, & Mars