Category: Feature

Looking Up! Seeing the Beauty of the Night Sky

Several observatories in Georgia, most of them associated with academic institutions, offer observation and research opportunities for students and others seeking astronomical knowledge / degrees, and almost all throw open the doors to the public during non-pandemic times. But what’s more, a healthy number of amateurs — seniors well-represented among them — are increasingly taking astronomy up as a hobby, sometimes spending thousands of dollars on gear.

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Former TV Anchor Monica Pearson Stays Busy in her ‘Rewirement’

Monica Pearson no longer graces metro Atlanta’s TV screens nightly, but she remains a significant presence on the local landscape. Pearson arrived in Atlanta after TV and newspaper reporting jobs in her native Louisville and became the first African American and the first woman to anchor a major Atlanta evening newscast, at WSB-TV in 1975. After a 37-year career, countless major stories and a veritable truckload of awards, she stepped away in 2012.

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Some Ghost Tours Return Despite Pandemic

Still, it’s hard to keep a good ghost story buried, and some metro guides and tour-hosting institutions are going ahead with their shows, which can offer a good way to learn a little local history. Some tours have moved online, while participants in other tours are being asked to don masks and socially distance themselves for in-person strolls through their haunted hometowns.

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