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Solar Pillar and Contrails... Oh My!

Solar Pillar and Contrails... Oh My!

AB Tech Institute of Climate Education Shares Latest Weather Fun Fact. Western North Carolina has been enjoying some beautiful weather since the rain moved out on Wednesday.  Those mostly clear skies set the stage for a beautiful sunset on Thursday evening – with some atmospheric optics to boot! The image above was shot about 4 minutes after the sun dipped below the mountain last night. The

Here Comes the Sun!

Here Comes the Sun!

Photo of the day: Pamela McCown from the AB-Tech Institute for Climate Education snapped this sunrise shot over the Black Mountains. Note where the sun was rising at the time of Winter Solstice. As you can see, the sun is making its way back to the Northern Hemisphere, bringing with it warmer temps and spring flowers . Photo courtesy of the AB-Tech Institute for Climate Education Do you

Asheville's Warm Winter

Asheville's Warm Winter

Asheville's climate has been relatively mild this year making for a very comfortable winter. That means right now is  a perfect time to get outside to explore the forest. Here are some of the top places to go for a  winter hike , complete with incredible views. (Also see What to Expect in Winter in Asheville .) Speaking of climate, our friends  at the  AB-Tech Institute for

Mountain Views From Space

Mountain Views From Space

Space station alert! The skies over Asheville are so clear you can see snow on the mountains from space. Pretty cool huh? But that's not all, tonight you should be able to see the satellite that took this image. Our friends at the AB-Tech Institute for Climate Education sent us this: The image above was taken today (1/5/2012) by the Terra satellite, part of NASA’s Earth Observing System. It shows

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice everyone! We can now start enjoying longer days here in Asheville and the northern hemisphere. Our friends at the AB-Tech Institute for Climate Education provided this article to shed some light on the science behind the solstice. (Be sure to click on the second image below for a cool time-lapse video of the Earth.) Bring On The Light! Are you tired of the long hours of

Doing the Wave

Doing the Wave

We received another fun weather factoid from the AB-Tech Institute for Climate Education today. You can see some of their other interesting stories we've covered  here and here .  Doing the Wave: Pamela McCown You may have noticed a significant change in our skies yesterday afternoon as fair skies turned  cloudy. These clouds moved in from the west late in the day ahead of the

Summer School: Now With More Awesome

Summer School: Now With More Awesome

Asheville has long been known for it's bohemian spirit and love of the arts . This dynamic mountain town has been heralded as a prime arts destination by the New York Times, Southern Living, Travel + Leisure and American Style Magazine. Soon you can channel your inner artist across a number of various humanities at the upcoming AB Tech 2011 Visiting Artist Summer Workshop Series. Sign up now for

Asheville Reaches Out to the Gluten Free

ASHEVILLE INDEPENDENT RESTAURANTS STRIVE TO CREATE A GLUTEN-FREE DESTINATION The community of Asheville Independent Restaurants is working to turn Asheville into a gluten-free destination with assistance and training from the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness. Representatives from the NFCA are conducting a Gluten-Free Resource Education and Awareness Training (GREAT) to AIR members and

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours Offers Expanded Tour

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours Offers Expanded Tour

  • September 29, 2010 by Justin

Asheville Historic Trolley Tours, Asheville’s original, locally owned trolley tour service, is pleased to announce that it is now offering an expanded version of its top rated trolley tour of the City of Asheville. This expanded tour will now incorporate several historically significant sites, including: A new stop at the Smith-McDowell House Museum , a site that tells the story of Asheville’s

Sample the Best of Asheville's Culinary Scene

Sample the Best of Asheville's Culinary Scene

It’s a foodie’s dream come to life: the best of Asheville’s Foodtopian scene all under one roof. A Taste of Asheville, on November 19, wraps up the flavor of the city with an evening featuring small-plate entrées from Asheville Independent Restaurant Association (AIR). For just $50 per person (or $75 per couple), you receive admission to A Taste of Asheville dining event AND a 2010 Main Course