EarthSky.org has some great visuals of the March sky, namely Jupiter, the brightest object viewable from dusk on (besides the Moon). At the same site, you can also see what to expect in the April sky.
Alumnus Frederic L. Pryor recently gave the Allen Memorial Art Museum 53 works by a leading 20th century Czech artist František Kupka (1871-1957). From AMAM's catalogue: "As a young artist in Prague and Vienna, he was influenced by the religious art of the German Romantic painters known as the Nazarenes. Later, his interest in Symbolism led him to experiment with color theory and abstraction in painting, a style he maintained for the rest of his career. The large gift consists of 53 paintings, drawings, and prints by the artist, with subjects as varied as figural, historical and genre scenes, landscapes, studies of the female form, portraits, and abstract works.
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke
Greece on the Ruins of Missolonghi.
Remembering one battle among many in Greece's long struggle to free herself from her Muslim enslavers. Her success in that endeavor is celebrated each March 25th.
You can't see Canada across Lake Erie, but you know it's there. It's the same with spring. You have to have faith, especially in Cleveland.
The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.
Henry Van Dyke
As we age, we lose some ability to differentiate between green and blue. If my mind first registered the greens here as yellows, does that mean I'm old, or does it just mean that I jump to conclusions too quickly?
EarthSky.org offers several objects of interest in the March 18-19, 2014 sky. They point out that tonight presents a chance to see zodiacal light an hour or two after dusk, as well as Mars rising with the Moon. Mars will be increasing in brightness for the next several weeks, though not Jupiter-bright.
SpaceX has pushed back the launch of its Falcon 9/ Dragon resupply mission to March 30, 2014 in order to provide the optimal launch atmosphere. Among other items, it will be delivering a new space suit to replace a leaky one. The world's first outer space laundry service?
We can look forward to a total eclipse of the mid-April full moon. Meanwhile, tonight gave us the last full moon of winter ... hooray! Another name for it is the Sugar Moon, since this is the time for maple sugaring. I saw someone tapping a tree and hanging a bucket on it 4 days ago. It made me want to make some pancakes.