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Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas).
Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas).
Feb 2 all-day
Presentation of the Lord (Candlemas).
A tapestry from Strasbourg depicting the Purification of the Virgin Mary and the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. Candlemas (also spelled Candlemass), also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ and the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Continue reading →
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International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Feb 11 all-day
International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
Illustration of Vera Rubin from a series of illustrations for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Credit: BEATRIZ ARRIBAS DE FRUTOS. A significant gender gap has persisted throughout the years at all levels of science, technology, engineering Continue reading →
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St Valentine’s Day.
St Valentine’s Day.
Feb 14 all-day
St Valentine’s Day.
Oil painting of St. Valentine by Leonhard Beck from around 1510. Saint Valentine (Italian: San Valentino, Latin: Valentinus) was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14. From the High Middle Ages his Saints’ Day is associated with a tradition of courtly love. – Wikipedia Continue Continue reading →
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Anniversary of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact Event
Anniversary of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact Event
Feb 15 all-day
Anniversary of the 2013 Chelyabinsk Asteroid Impact Event
On February 15 2013 an asteroid exploded in the sky over the city of Chelyabinsk, in the the southern Ural region of Russia. The shock wave blew out windows all over the city, injuring over 1600 people, and damaged several buildings. This event Continue reading →
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The Vela Supernova Remnant, by Robert Gendler and Roberto Colombari, USA. This type II supernova remnant is the result of an explosion about 12,000 years ago in the constellation Vela.