Watch the International Space Station pass overhead from several thousand worldwide locations. It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy spot if you know when to look up. Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster.


America’s national parks contain many cherished treasures. Among them are captivating natural sounds and awe-inspiring night skies. The joy of listening to the quiet symphony of nature and the wonderment of seeing the Milky Way stretching overhead are unique experiences that can be found in many of our national parks. Looking at a naturally dark night sky composed of a complex ecosystem is infinitely better than dark screen mode. Consider closing your eyes and getting away from the screen for a while while listening to high-grade recordings from several national parks over at the National Park Service’s site Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division.



Which scientific landmark in San Jose moonlights as a mausoleum? Where can you find sacred street food? What’s the real story behind Sarah Winchester’s mysterious house? Find the answers to these and other questions you didn’t know you had in Secret San Jose: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure.

Whether you are a lifelong San Jose resident, new transplant, or first-time visitor, local writer Cassie Kifer will introduce you to quirky and beautiful places and share stories about the city that never get told.

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